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Definition of yo-yo verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yo-yo

 verb
verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yo-yo
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he / she / it yo-yos
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past simple yo-yoed
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past participle yo-yoed
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-ing form yo-yoing
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to change repeatedly in size, amount, quality, etc. from one extreme to another When I was young my weight yo-yoed between 140 and 190 pounds. The paper industry has yo-yoed between boom and bust.
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