up and down

  1. alternately upward and downward
    he eyed him up and down
  2. moving backward and forward along a given course
    all up and down the Eastern seaboard
    he walked up and down the locker room
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How To Use up and down In A Sentence

  • Sefelt has pulled back halfway normal, swelling up and down with big wet, rattling breaths.
  • Originating in the early 1970's, these were the workhorses of BC's big wood logging operations up and down the coastland.
  • Then he looked me up and down as if it wouldn't work a footrule hard to measure me. Before the Dawn A Story of the Fall of Richmond
  • He swept his hands up and down the smooth sides, trying to find a notch or groove.
  • He was tittupping up and down on his little feet in front of them. The Years
  • My little daughter started jumping up and down with rage when she heard she couldn't go.
  • caulked," that is, split longitudinally and turned up and down. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • Soldiers were marching up and down outside the government buildings.
  • He thought the highs and lows of the business cycle would be far more extreme and short-lived than in the past, with sharp spikes up and down.
  • He gave me an once-over, slowly letting his gaze survey me up and down, and I felt my cheeks heat up, regretting my stupid retort.
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