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Type of diet you abandoned early, repeatedly! (2-2)


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'type' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for yo-yo that I've seen before include "Fluctuate repeatedly" , "Reel-and-string toy" , "Spinning toy" , "Toy that rises and falls" , "produces toy" .)

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