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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vertical)
a. de arriba a abajo
The dentist says I should brush my teeth with up-and-down movement.El dentista dice que debería cepillarme los dientes con movimiento de arriba a abajo.
2. (varying between good and bad)
a. inestable
I couldn't handle the up-and-down nature of the company, so I got a more conventional job.No pude manejar la naturaleza inestable de la empresa, así que conseguí un trabajo más tradicional.
b. con altibajos
They had an up-and-down marriage for the first three years, but now they are very happy.Tuvieron un matrimonio con altibajos durante los primeros tres años, pero ahora están muy felices.
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up-and-down [ˈʌpənˈdaʊn]
[+movement] de arriba a abajo; vertical; [+career, business, progress, relationship] inestable;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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