- adv. upward and downward, alternately
- adv. idiomatic alternately forwards and backwards along a path
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. with rising and falling motion; to and fro; hither and thither; everywhere.
- adv. (Naut.) Vertical; perpendicular; -- said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut.
- adv. moving backward and forward along a given course
- adv. alternately upward and downward
“She walks along the whole length of the stage rim, holding up her dress in one hand and a fan in the other, making small dancing steps with her pointy feet, driving her voice up and down the scale to coax the orchestra music out of its two-meter depths.”
“Back at the house after the excursion, Nora watched the musicians getting ready to play, Róisín taking a half-sized fiddle from her case while her father slid an amber cake of rosin up and down his bow, the rounded belly of his fiddle still dusty from the last application.”
“She was well loved up and down her block by grown-ups and kids alike—including by her friend Kayla Jordan,* with whom she played from the time she was a toddler.”
“A little farther ahead would be the World Trade Center, and beyond, on Pier Three, the National Aquarium, field-trip mecca for elementary schools up and down the East Coast.”
“The key thing – this is what Milly Dowler's family and families up and down the country want to know – is: who did what when, who knew what they were doing and who will be held to account?”
“Without mechanized transport, traveling between branch levels required that they, and all others returning to their paddocks, climb up and down the peg-poles: meter-wide metal poles with half-circle-shaped pegs protruding off opposite sides.”
“A fat, dimple-faced woman was speaking; her words went up and down like a screaming cat in heat.”
“The transplanted cells did grow new axonal nerves, but these only ran up and down the spinal cord.”
“At least Mrs. Giless smile was genuinely warm as she shook my hand, her chunky gold bracelet sliding up and down her thin wrist.”
“Dizzy with success, I jump up and down on the bottom of the trench, pinecones crunching under my feet.”
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Collocations with 'and' & 'or'
neither fish nor ..., neither hide nor ..., alive and kicking, all or nothing, an arm and a leg, apples and oranges, back and forth, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and white, blood and guts, bow and arrow and 230 more...
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The Prince Edward Island folksong Mick Riley inspi...
contrasting idioms incorporating 'and'
odds and ends, nook and cranny, plug and play, pick and roll, hunt and peck, nickel and dime, movers and shakers, salt and pepper, rack and ruin, profit and loss, rock and roll, rods and cones and 83 more...
adam and eve, again and again, alpha and omega, arts and crafts, b and b, back and forth, bacon and eggs, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and blue, black and tan, blood and guts and 165 more...
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