up-and-down

up-and-down

(ŭp′ən-doun′)
adj.
1. Characterized by or exhibiting an alternating upward and downward movement.
2. Variable; changeable.
3. Vertical.

up-and-down

adj
1. moving, executed, or formed alternately upwards and downwards
2. chiefly US very steep; vertical
adv, prep
backwards and forwards (along)

up′-and-down′



adj.
1. moving alternately up and down.
2. having an uneven surface.
3. changeable: up-and-down luck.
4. perpendicular or nearly so: a straight up-and-down hillside.
[1610–20]
Translations

up-and-down

[ˈʌpənˈdaʊn] ADJ [movement] → de arriba a abajo, vertical (fig) [career, business, progress, relationship] → inestable

up-and-down

adj
(lit) up-and-down movementAuf- und Abbewegung f
(fig) career, fortunes, relationship, periodwechselhaft

up-and-down

[ˌʌpənˈdaʊn] adj (movement) → (in) su e giù; (business, progress) → con molti alti e bassi