bandy

Bandy is a verb that means to toss many ideas around without focusing on just one. If you've ever brainstormed, you know what this is like — you bandy about different ideas until you find one that works.

Bandy also means to exchange blows, like in a professional fight. As a skilled heavyweight boxer, you are known to bandy with your opponent for several minutes before you knock him out. Bandy comes from the Middle French word bander which means "to strike back and forth." These days it's also used as a more general term to describe tossing or hitting any ball back and forth.

Primary Meanings of bandy

1.
v
discuss lightly
2.
adj
have legs that curve outward at the knees
Full Definitions of bandy
1

v discuss lightly

“We bandied around these difficult questions”
Synonyms:
kick around
Type of:
discuss, hash out, talk over
speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

v toss or strike a ball back and forth

Types:
shuttlecock
send or toss to and fro, like a shuttlecock
Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

v exchange blows

Type of:
contend, fight, struggle
be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
2

adj have legs that curve outward at the knees

Synonyms:
bandy-legged, bowed, bowleg, bowlegged
unfit
not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

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