up-and-down

adjective
\ ˌəp-ən(d)-ˈdau̇n , ˌəp-ᵊm- \

Definition of up-and-down 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : marked by alternate upward and downward movement, action, or surface

up and down

adverb

Definition of up and down (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to and fro paced up and down

2 : so as to move upward and then downward repeatedly jumping up and down

3 archaic : here and there especially throughout an area

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

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up and down preposition

First Known Use of up-and-down

Adjective

circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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up-and-down

adjective
\ ˌəp-ənd-ˈdau̇n \

Kids Definition of up-and-down

1 : switching between upward and downward movement or action

2 : perpendicular entry 1 sense 1 an up-and-down post

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