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up and down

adverb

Definition of up and down

  1. 1 :  to and fro <paced up and down>

  2. 2 :  alternately upward and downward <jump up and down>

  3. 3 archaic :  here and there especially throughout an area

  4. 4 :  with regard to every particular :  thoroughly <knew the territory up and down>

up and down

preposition


12th Century

First Known Use of up and down

12th century


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