up and down
adverb Date: 12th century 1. to and fro <
paced up and down
>
2. alternately upward and downward <
jump up and down
>
3. archaic here and there especially throughout an area 4. with regard to every particular ; thoroughly <
knew the territory up and down
>
up and down preposition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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