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Difference between End to end and From end to end

end to end

1. with one end of smth. touching the end of smth. else:

  • The police lined up the lorries end to end across the street to prevent anyone getting by.

2. (attrib.) said of technology systems that begin at the server and end at the user:

  • We provide an end-to-end technology solution to guarantee profitable use of resources.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase end for end—used of smth. turned upside down when tumbling or reversed when spinning:

  • Careering downstream … they crashed into one driftpile and spun end for end three times.

from end to endfrom one extremity to the other; throughout the length of smth.:

  • They crossed a thoroughfare that twinkled and glittered from end to end with moving skysigns.