get-up-and-go

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noun \ ˌget-ˌəp-ᵊn-ˈgō , ˌgit- , -ᵊm- , -ᵊŋ- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of get-up-and-go

First Known Use of get-up-and-go

1906


give-and-go

play
noun \ ˌgiv-ən-ˈgō \

Definition of give-and-go

:a play (as in basketball or hockey) in which a player passes to a teammate and immediately cuts toward the net or goal to receive a return pass

First Known Use of give-and-go

1965


stop-and-go

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adjective \ ˌstäp-ən-ˈgō , -ᵊm- , attributively -ˌgō \

Definition of stop-and-go

:of, relating to, or involving frequent stops; especially :controlled or regulated by traffic lights
  • stop-and-go driving

First Known Use of stop-and-go

1925


touch-and-go

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noun \ ˌtəch-ən(d)-ˈgō \

Definition of touch-and-go

:an airplane landing followed immediately by application of power and a takeoff and usually executed as one of a series for practice at landings

First Known Use of touch-and-go

1945


touch and go

adjective

Definition of touch and go

:unpredictable as to outcome :uncertain
  • it was touch and go there for a while

First Known Use of touch and go

1800


come and go

Definition of come and go

1 used to talk about time that has passed
  • More than a hundred years have come and gone since the day of that famous battle.
2 used to talk about people who appear and then leave as time passes
  • She's seen a lot of employees come and go during her time in the company.
  • Politicians come and go. They all seem pretty much the same to me.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board


hide-and-go-seek

noun

Definition of hide-and-go-seek

US
:a children's game in which everyone hides from one player who tries to find them

GET-UP-AND-GO Defined for English Language Learners

get-up-and-go

play
noun

Definition of get-up-and-go for English Language Learners

  • : energy and enthusiasm


stop-and-go

play
adjective

Definition of stop-and-go for English Language Learners

  • : making or having many stops : stopping and starting again and again


touch and go

adjective

Definition of touch and go for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe a situation in which no one is sure what will happen and there is a chance that the result will be bad



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