up-and-down

adjective Date: circa 1755 1. marked by alternate upward and downward movement, action, or surface 2. perpendicular

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Up and down — Down Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up and down — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • up and down — adverb Date: 12th century 1. to and fro < paced up and down > 2. alternately upward and downward < jump up and down > 3. archaic here and there especially throughout an area 4. with regard to every particular ; thoroughly < knew the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Up and Down — «Одесский покер» (другие названия: грузинский покер, джокер)  условное название карточной игры, отдалённо напоминающей преферанс. Также её нередко называют просто покером, хотя к настоящему покеру она отношения не имеет. Игра сложилась в СССР на… …   Википедия

  • Back to Basics: Live and Down Under — DVD Кристины Агилеры Дата выпуска 4 февраля, 2008 Записан 2007 Жанр поп,соул, R B, джаз, блюз Длительность …   Википедия

  • To beat up and down — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up and Down (film) — Up and Down ( cs. Horem pádem) is a 2004 Czech film directed by Jan Hřebejk. It was the Czech Republic s submission to the 77th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.cite… …   Wikipedia

  • Stockton Wood and Down — (gbmapping|ST958366) is a 61.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, notified in 1951.ource* [http://www.english nature.org.uk/citation/citation photo/1002831.pdf English Nature citation sheet for the site]… …   Wikipedia

  • Down (band) — Down Down live in 2008 Background information Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Genres …   Wikipedia

  • Down feather — The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Very young birds are clad only in down. Powder down is a specialized type of down found only in a few groups of birds. Down is a fine thermal insulator and… …   Wikipedia


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