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〜つ〜つ [〜つ〜つ] (tsu~tsu)
    Meaning: Used to express passive and active actions happening at once.
    Example: push and be pushed. go and come back, chase and be chased
    JLPT Level: 1
    Author: LR

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Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p48 - no.47 
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{VERB ますstem + つ} {VERB (passive?) ますstem + つ} 
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Set Phrases

さしつさされつ
Exchanging sake cups

ためつすがめつ
Scrutiny, taking a good look

くんずほぐれつ
Locked in a grapple
 
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ex #7951   ラシューアワーの車内で乗客は押し押されしている 
in a rush-hour train, the passengers push and are pushed  
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ex #7952   彼が通りを行き戻りしているのが見えた 
I saw him walking up and down the street.  
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ex #7953   遠くに見え隠れする富士山 
Mt. Fuji appearing and disappearing in the distance  
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ex #7954   彼と僕とは持ち持たれ 
He and I manage to get along (somehow) by supporting each other.  
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ex #7955   A社とは長年の付き合いで、持ち持たれの関係にある。 
We have been working with A company for a long time, so we have a relationship based on give and take.  
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ex #7956   世の中はみな、もちもたれ、困った時はお互い様ですよ。 
The whole world is give and take , when someone is in trouble we are all of equal status in this regard!  
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ex #7957   久しぶりに旧友に会い、さしさされ、夜遅くまで語り合った。 
I met an old friend for the first time in a long time, and we stayed up late talking and pouring each other drinks  
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ex #7958   彼女はそのセーターをためすがめして、買おうかどうしようかと迷っている。 
She scrutinised the sweater and was lost over whether or not to buy it.  
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ex #7959   数人の男たちが組んずほぐれの大げんかを始めた 
Several men got into a wild scuffle.  
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