Up and down

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Down means ‘from a higher part to a lower part of something’.

Down can also mean along.

Note that to pay $10 down is to pay $10 now and the rest later.


Up means to or in a high(er) or (more) important place, degree etc.

Trains to important places are often called up trains and trains from important places down trains. But note that in the US, downtown normally means in/to the central business/entertainment area.

People often use up for movements towards the north, and down for movements towards the south.

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Until and till
Up and down
Used to

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Talk to, talk with and talk at

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