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Greece's history in the drachma was an up-and-down history, a roller coaster.
George Papandreou

Meaning of "up-and-down" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP-AND-DOWN

up-and-down play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UP-AND-DOWN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Up-And-Down can act as an adjective, an adverb and a preposition.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES UP-AND-DOWN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of up-and-down in the English dictionary

The first definition of up-and-down in the dictionary is moving, executed, or formed alternately upwards and downwards. Other definition of up-and-down is very steep; vertical. Up-And-Down is also backwards and forwards.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP-AND-DOWN

up-anchor
up-and-comer
up-and-coming
up-and-over
up-and-under
up-and-up
up-bow
up-close
up-close-and-personal
up-current
up-do
up-draft
Up-Helly-Aa
up-itself
up-market
up-sell
up-selling
up-sum
up-tempo
up-to-date

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP-AND-DOWN

broken-down
button-down
close-down
down
dressing-down
lie-down
low-down
one-down
pull-down
put-down
right-down
run-down
scaled-down
sit-down
step-down
stripped-down
top-down
trickle-down
upside-down
warm-down
watered-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

向上和向下
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

और डाउन अप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

و يصل إلى أسفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до - и -вниз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

up-and -down
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপর নিচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

va-et-vient
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

atas dan bawah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufwärts- und Abwärts
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

·ダウンアップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상하 최대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah-lan-mudhun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xem qua
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

up - and-down
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w górę iw dół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до- і - вниз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

up - și - jos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πάνω- κάτω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

up- 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 13.262 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of up-and-down
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «up-and-down».

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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3 QUOTES WITH «UP-AND-DOWN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word up-and-down.
1
Sophia Bush
I'd rather hang out with five people that I love than with 400 strangers at a club who are all doing the up-and-down inspection thing. They appraise everybody from head to toe - the outfit, the handbag, the shoes, how much they weigh... I can't stand it!
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George Papandreou
Greece's history in the drachma was an up-and-down history, a roller coaster.
3
Johnny Ramone
I started doing up-and-down strumming, basically to keep time and to play fast. As time went on, I started realizing other guitar players couldn't do it. I always went against the grain.

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.
1
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
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
9
Up and Down in the Dales
PHINN/UP AND DOWN IN THE DALES
Gervase Phinn, 2005
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

8 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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An Up-and-Down Season at Yankee Stadium, at Least for the Flag …
Early in the afternoon on many spring, summer and fall days, two men — sometimes three — hike to the top row of the upper deck at Yankee Stadium, where the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Rays' Matt Moore has up-and-down return
Moore's start was up and down Thursday. He held Cleveland hitless through the first three innings, then gave up six hits and four runs in his final 12/3 innings. «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
3
Nationals must ride out latest rough patch in up-and-down season
Teams in motion tend to stay in motion — in that direction. The Washington Nationals are living that baseball fact, a central proposition of the sport in every ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
4
Up-and-down Noles
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Day 2 saw the top of the leaderboard change hands at Concession Golf Club on Saturday. The Fighting Illini were the only team to make it ... «NCAA.com, May 15»
5
David Vitter's up-and-down week
Running for public office is a wild roller-coaster ride. One week you're up, the next you're down. For U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Republican candidate for governor, ... «bestofneworleans.com, May 15»
6
Defending champ Kaymer 'OK' with up-and-down 2014
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – It was a dominant run followed by a just as subdued, and maybe even predictable, stretch. In three tournaments last year, Martin ... «Golf Channel, May 15»
7
Good luck figuring out these up-and-down Nets
Nets center Brook Lopez has scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games. Photo: Anthony J. Causi. MORE ON: brooklyn nets · Mikhail Prokhorov happy ... «New York Post, Mar 15»
8
Up-and-Down Raiders Face Stumbling Chiefs
Raiders QB Derek Carr (right) notched the first victory of his NFL career on Nov. 20 when Oakland beat Alex Smith's Chiefs. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images). «NBC Bay Area, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Up-And-Down [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/up-and-down-1>. Dec 2022 ».
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