from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by or exhibiting an alternating upward and downward movement.
- adj. Variable; changeable.
- adj. Vertical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Plain; direct; unceremonious; downright; positive. Compare up and down, under up, adv.
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The 56-mile race takes place between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban and covers five major hills, with the direction alternating each year—the so-called up-and-down runs.
He had survived purges, internecine battles within the Communist Party, bouts of internal exile and disfavor, the animosity of the Red Guards of the Cultural Revolution, and what could best be described as an up-and-down relationship with Mao.
And wwwww adequately imitated, in the manner of a newly devised pictogram, the up-and-down body motions of the laughing person.
That indeed is the problem with WiFi and I suffer these up-and-down performance pretty much every day.
The issues involve delivery of the new jet's horizontal stabilizers, which are small wings at the rear of the aircraft that help control the up-and-down pitch of the aircraft.
The up-and-down stage across the olive groves on the road north to Jaén featured four third-category climbs.
So, as with most of the games this season, the Steelers finished their up-and-down season with an up-and-down game.
It had been an up-and-down week emotionally for wide receiver Brandon Banks.
The gap between support and motivation provides an opening for Republicans, who have had an up-and-down relationship with Latinos over the last few years: George W. Bush made inroads, but John McCain then lost ground to Barack Obama.
To some degree, these modest numbers reflect the continued up-and-down behavior of the housing market adjusting to the removal of a homebuyer tax credit, but there is a broader lesson.