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adjective as in variable

adverb as in backwards and forwards

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Example Sentences

Did you share his feelings about the up-and-down fourth season of the show?

The piece consists of two classic oil pumps, doing their usual up-and-down amid the passing tourists and New Yorkers.

So you might have assumed that it would have been a straight “up-and-down” clean vote for McCain-Palin and repair to the bar.

We had no more than got fairly between the straight-up-and-down walls of it than Piegan halted us with a warning hand.

It was five minutes to three, and there were fifty miles of caon and up-and-down trail over the divide to be covered.

"There iss no wrong time for seeing friends," Belle replied, in an up-and-down and very musical Welsh accent.

If you chop on a board steady the point of a knife with one hand and use an up-and-down motion with the other hand.

A single up-and-down purring note replied from the bushes on her right.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to up-and-down, such as: bobbing, perpendicular, seesaw, uneven, vacillating, and vertical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.