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yo-yo

 (yō′yō′)
n. pl. yo-yos
1. A toy consisting of a flattened spool wound with string that is spun down from and reeled up to the hand by motions of the wrist.
2. Informal One that undergoes frequent abrupt shifts or reversals, as of opinion or emotion; a vacillator.
3. Slang A stupid or objectionable person.
intr.v. yo-yoed, yo-yo·ing, yo-yos Informal
To undergo frequent abrupt shifts or reversals, as of opinion or emotion; vacillate.

[Originally a trademark.]

yo-yo

(ˈjəʊjəʊ)
n, pl -yos
1. (Games, other than specified) a toy consisting of a spool attached to a string, the end of which is held while it is repeatedly spun out and reeled in
2. slang US and Canadian a stupid person, esp one who is easily manipulated
vb (intr) , yo-yos, yo-yoing or yo-yoed
informal to change repeatedly from one position to another; fluctuate
adj
informal changing repeatedly; fluctuating
[from Filipino yo yo, come come, a weapon consisting of a spindle attached to a thong]

yo-yo

(ˈyoʊ yoʊ)

n., pl. -yos, n.
1. a spoollike toy that is spun out and reeled in by an attached string that loops around the player's finger.
2. something that fluctuates or moves up and down, esp. suddenly or repeatedly.
3. Slang. a stupid, foolish, or incompetent person.
v.i.
4. to move up and down or back and forth; fluctuate or vacillate.
[earlier, a U.S. trademark for such a toy (1932); recorded in 1915 as the name of a Philippine toy]

yo-yo


Past participle: yo-yoed
Gerund: yo-yoing

Imperative
yo-yo
yo-yo
Present
I yo-yo
you yo-yo
he/she/it yo-yos
we yo-yo
you yo-yo
they yo-yo
Preterite
I yo-yoed
you yo-yoed
he/she/it yo-yoed
we yo-yoed
you yo-yoed
they yo-yoed
Present Continuous
I am yo-yoing
you are yo-yoing
he/she/it is yo-yoing
we are yo-yoing
you are yo-yoing
they are yo-yoing
Present Perfect
I have yo-yoed
you have yo-yoed
he/she/it has yo-yoed
we have yo-yoed
you have yo-yoed
they have yo-yoed
Past Continuous
I was yo-yoing
you were yo-yoing
he/she/it was yo-yoing
we were yo-yoing
you were yo-yoing
they were yo-yoing
Past Perfect
I had yo-yoed
you had yo-yoed
he/she/it had yo-yoed
we had yo-yoed
you had yo-yoed
they had yo-yoed
Future
I will yo-yo
you will yo-yo
he/she/it will yo-yo
we will yo-yo
you will yo-yo
they will yo-yo
Future Perfect
I will have yo-yoed
you will have yo-yoed
he/she/it will have yo-yoed
we will have yo-yoed
you will have yo-yoed
they will have yo-yoed
Future Continuous
I will be yo-yoing
you will be yo-yoing
he/she/it will be yo-yoing
we will be yo-yoing
you will be yo-yoing
they will be yo-yoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yo-yoing
you have been yo-yoing
he/she/it has been yo-yoing
we have been yo-yoing
you have been yo-yoing
they have been yo-yoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yo-yoing
you will have been yo-yoing
he/she/it will have been yo-yoing
we will have been yo-yoing
you will have been yo-yoing
they will have been yo-yoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yo-yoing
you had been yo-yoing
he/she/it had been yo-yoing
we had been yo-yoing
you had been yo-yoing
they had been yo-yoing
Conditional
I would yo-yo
you would yo-yo
he/she/it would yo-yo
we would yo-yo
you would yo-yo
they would yo-yo
Past Conditional
I would have yo-yoed
you would have yo-yoed
he/she/it would have yo-yoed
we would have yo-yoed
you would have yo-yoed
they would have yo-yoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yo-yo - a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the handyo-yo - a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
Translations

yo-yo

[ˈjəʊjəʊ] N (yo-yos (pl))
1.® (= toy) → yoyó ® m
2. (US) → bobo/a m/f, imbécil mf

yo-yo

[ˈjəʊjəʊ] nYo-Yo® m inv

yo-yo

nJo-Jo nt, → Yo-Yo nt; I’ve been going up- and downstairs like a yo-yo all morningich bin den ganzen Morgen wie irre die Treppe rauf- und runtergerannt (inf); yo-yo diet/effect (hum)Jo-Jo-Diät f/-Effekt m; yo-yo dieting unmittelbarer Wechsel von Abnehmen und erneutem Zunehmen

yo-yo

[ˈjəʊjəʊ] nyo-yo m inv

yo-yo, Yo-yo,

Yo-yo®

(ˈjoujou) noun
a type of toy, consisting of a pair of discs made of wood, metal etc with a groove between them round which a piece of string is tied, the toy being made to run up and down the string. going up and down like a yo-yo.
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