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Dictionary entry overview: What does up and down mean?
• UP AND DOWN (adverb)
The adverb UP AND DOWN has 2 senses:
1. moving backward and forward along a given course
2. alternately upward and downward
Familiarity information: UP AND DOWN used as an adverb is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||up and down [BACK TO TOP]|
Moving backward and forward along a given course
he walked up and down the locker room / all up and down the Eastern seaboard
|Sense 2||up and down [BACK TO TOP]|
Alternately upward and downward
he eyed him up and down
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