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For decathletes, our event goes all throughout the day so you're trying to go up and down and up and down emotionally and physically and you know mentally you're just on a roller coaster.
Bryan Clay

Meaning of "up and down" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP AND DOWN

up and down  [ʌp ənd daʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UP AND DOWN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Up and down is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UP AND DOWN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of up and down in the English dictionary

The definition of up and down in the dictionary is backwards and forwards.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UP AND DOWN


breakdown
ˈbreɪkˌdaʊn
countdown
ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn
crackdown
ˈkrækdaʊn
down
daʊn
letdown
lɛt daʊn
meltdown
ˈmɛltˌdaʊn
pull-down
ˈpʊlˌdaʊn
put-down
ˈpʊtdaʊn
run-down
ˌrʌnˈdaʊn
rundown
ˈrʌndaʊn
showdown
ˈʃəʊˌdaʊn
shutdown
ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn
sit-down
ˈsɪtdaʊn
slowdown
ˈsləʊˌdaʊn
smackdown
ˈsmækˌdaʊn
step-down
ˈstɛpˌdaʊn
sundown
ˈsʌnˌdaʊn
takedown
ˈteɪkdaʊn
touchdown
ˈtʌtʃˌdaʊn
upside-down
ˌʌpsaɪdˈdaʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP AND DOWN

up a gumtree
up a tree
up against
up and running
up close and personal
up country
up for
up for grabs
up for it
up front
up hill and down dale
up in arms
up in the air
up one´s alley
up one´s sleeve
up one´s street
up oneself
up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP AND DOWN

back down
break down
bring the house down
cut down
get down
go down
hands down
hold down
lay down
low-down
put down
ride down
sit down
step down
take down
thumbs down
turn down
upside down
when the chips are down
wind down
write down

Synonyms and antonyms of up and down in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «up and down» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP AND DOWN

Find out the translation of up and down to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up and down from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up and down» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

上下
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arriba y abajo
570 millions of speakers

English

up and down
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊपर और नीचे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صعودا وهبوطا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вверх и вниз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cima e para baixo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপর নিচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de haut en bas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

atas dan bawah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nach oben und unten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上下に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상하
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah lan mudhun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên xuống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேலும் கீழும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वर खाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yukarı ve aşağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

su e giù
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

górę i w dół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вгору і вниз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în sus și în jos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πάνω και κάτω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op en af
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp och ner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp og ned
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up and down

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP AND DOWN»

The term «up and down» is very widely used and occupies the 13.295 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP AND DOWN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «up and down» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «up and down» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up and down

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10 QUOTES WITH «UP AND DOWN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word up and down.
1
Lascelles Abercrombie
The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always.
2
Dianna Agron
There are two types of paparazzi. The ones who hide who get you with your mouth hanging wide open or jumping up and down like an idiot on the street. I much prefer them to the ones who come out and follow you.
3
Monica Ali
You know how if you're born in a certain situation you always expect your life to run on a steady trajectory? I've never really had a sense of that. I assume that life is going to go up and down.
4
Kevin J. Anderson
Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don't normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen.
5
Julie Andrews
All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time.
6
Hamish Bowles
What an electric thrill it sends up and down the spine, how it sets the heart racing: A Royal Romance! A Royal Wedding! The pomp and the pageantry!
7
Jo Brand
My preference is swimming in the sea. I find the sea is more liberating, wild and good fun rather than plodding up and down a pool.
8
Luke Bryan
Life's up and down from the time you get here to the time you leave.
9
Harry Caray
I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air... So I trained myself to say 'Holy Cow' instead.
10
Bryan Clay
For decathletes, our event goes all throughout the day so you're trying to go up and down and up and down emotionally and physically and you know mentally you're just on a roller coaster.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP AND DOWN»

Discover the use of up and down in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up and down and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about ...
Describes obsessive-compulsive disorder and its treatment through the eyes of a child, covering the child's struggle with the disease, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, and his relief that neither he nor his parents are to ...
Aureen Pinto Wagner, 2013
2
Up and Down
Monkey learns an important lesson about boredom from Shri Shelly the tortoise.
Peter Whitfield, 2004
3
Up and Down California in 1860-1864: The Journal of William ...
"By 1864 no one knew California better than Brewer.
William Henry Brewer, Francis Peloubet Farquhar, 2003
4
Up and Down
The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together.
‎2011
5
Coaching Up and Down the Generations
In Coaching Up and Down the Generations, Lisa Haneberg presents in her fun and breezy style the fundamentals of coaching, including topics such as push versus pull coaching, acting as a catalyst, learning how to listen, and providing ...
Lisa Haneberg, 2010
6
Up and Down Stairs
The story of domestic servants is inseparable from the story of the country house as an icon of power, civilisation and luxury. This is particularly true with the great estates such as Chatsworth, Hatfield, Burghley and Wilton.
Jeremy Musson, 2009
7
Up and Down
Simple text and color photographs introduce the concept of up and down.
Tami Johnson, 2007
8
Up and Down in the Dales
PHINN/UP AND DOWN IN THE DALES
Gervase Phinn, 2005
9
How Do Dinosaurs Go Up and Down?
Different types of dinosaurs move and behave in ways that demonstrate opposites. On board pages.
Jane Yolen, 2011
10
Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog ...
Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle, here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss.
Glenn Plaskin, 2010

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP AND DOWN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term up and down is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scott Walker's up and down election history in his home county
Gov. Scott Walker is selling himself to GOP primary voters as an uncompromising but “electable” conservative. And one of the credentials he points to is the trio ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
Up and down: A timeline of Masahrio Tanaka's turbulent last 12 …
NEW YORK — The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka will pitch in his first major league game since going on the disabled list April 28, a start Wednesday evening in ... «NJ.com, Jun 15»
3
Review: Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Goes 'Up and Down'
Where to begin with “Up and Down,” the latest production from Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg? Maybe at the end, when the choreographer Boris Eifman takes a ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Eifman Ballet's 'Up & Down' is up and down
"Up & Down," making its North American debut at the Auditorium through Sunday, meets every expectation of gigantism. But in this 9th Chicago showing by the ... «Chicago Tribune, May 15»
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Why the Dow is wildly careening up and down
In the past three sessions, however, the Dow has gone down, raising fears that ... The Dow has closed up or down more than 100 points nine of the past 10 ... «USA TODAY, Mar 15»
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Why Do Mirrors Reverse Left and Right but Not Up and Down?
... Why do mirrors reverse left and right, but not up and down? When you face yourself in the mirror, left and right are reversed, but you're still right side up. Why? «Slate Magazine, Feb 15»
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Up and Down, Eifman Ballet St Petersburg, Théâtre des Champs …
Up and Down, Eifman's prosaically titled reinvention of Tender Is the Night, had its premiere in St Petersburg at the end of January and transferred to the Théâtre ... «Financial Times, Feb 15»
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How the deficit is both up AND down, explained
In 2009/10 the deficit was equivalent to 10% of our GDP, and now it's down to 5.6% ... He is using the False Proxy to come up with with a new definition of 'deficit' ... «Mirror.co.uk, Dec 14»
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Next-gen elevator goes sideways as well as up and down
First, it can travel sideways as well as up and down, making it ideal for building designs such as Google's under-construction “groundscraper” in London, which, ... «Digital Trends, Dec 14»

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