Definition of house-to-house in English:

house-to-house

adjective & adverb

  • Performed at or taken to each house in turn.

    as adjective ‘house-to-house inquiries’
    • ‘A fingertip search of the area - the scene of a targeted shooting in June - and house-to-house inquiries were carried out by police officers.’
    • ‘Two forensic officers dressed in boiler suits carried out a fingertip search and other officers were due to carry out house-to-house inquiries today.’
    • ‘Police said there were many cameras in the area, and officers had been searching through CCTV footage, as well as carrying out house-to-house inquiries.’
    • ‘Detectives yesterday made house-to-house inquiries, trying to find more information and trace people who were outside the bar when the incident took place.’
    • ‘Police conducted house-to-house inquiries over the weekend in streets near Moses Gate Country Park, Farnworth, where the attack happened.’
    • ‘His assailant, who escaped without any cash, was still on the loose this afternoon, and police were in the area making house-to-house inquiries.’
    • ‘Police officers have conducted house-to-house inquiries along the length of Main Street which becomes Fulford Road at the junction of Broadway.’
    • ‘Over the weekend police conducted house-to-house inquiries, re-contacted Mrs Begum's friends and family and studied CCTV.’
    • ‘Police have conducted a house-to-house inquiry, and are asking anyone who may have seen the girls walking along the street with the attacker to come forward.’
    • ‘But it seems the house-to-house inquiries and the trawl through CCTV footage is already reaping results.’
    • ‘A team of detectives is working on the inquiry, backed up by operational support officers who are making house-to-house inquiries in the area.’
    • ‘Where were the tanks parked while crews dismounted and performed house-to-house searches?’
    • ‘Police carrying out house-to-house inquiries last week seized a number of items, including a replica gun, from the Abbeydale Road and Manor areas of the city.’
    • ‘Scenes-of-crimes officers yesterday carried out an examination of the area as detectives carried out house-to-house inquiries.’
    • ‘A team of officers have searched the surrounding area for any clues and have carried out house-to-house inquiries without making a breakthrough.’
    • ‘Officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and members of a specialist underwater team have conducted a search of the canal near to Belton Road Bridge.’
    • ‘Police were conducting house-to-house inquiries yesterday and bullets recovered from the scene were due to undergo forensic examination.’
    • ‘Last night, a police spokesman said a motive had not been established and house-to-house inquiries and a forensic examination were continuing.’
    • ‘The operation had included house-to-house inquiries.’
    • ‘Officers were last night conducting house-to-house inquiries.’

Pronunciation

house-to-house

/ˌhaʊstəˈhaʊs/