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.
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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)
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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]
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Translations

up-and-down

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

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

[ˌʌpənˈdaʊn] adj (movement) → (in) su e giù; (business, progress) → con molti alti e bassi
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Yen's up-and-down screen career during the past 15 years has seen him occasionally break through in tailored vehicles ("Tiger Cage," "Iron Monkey") but never reach star status, despite fine work with director Yuen Woo-ping and a devoted offshore vid following.
Schmidt's up-and-down, floating non-system is as fickle as it is adept at moving capital from market to market.