from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Playfully or teasingly cruel, as in prolonging the pain or torment of another: the cat-and-mouse tactics of the interrogators.
- adj. Of or involving a suspenseful and sometimes alternating relation beween hunter and hunted: "another cat-and-mouse thriller” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. suspenseful, involving alternating roles of attack and defence.
- n. Alternative form of cat and mouse.
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