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American English: /ˈjoʊˌjoʊ/
British English: /ˈjəʊjəʊ/

Translation of yo-yo in Spanish:


  • 1 (toy) to be/go up and down like a yo-yo [colloquial]I was up and down like a yo-yo all afternoon
    me pasé toda la tarde de arriba para abajo
    the dollar has been going up and down like a yo-yo recently
    el dólar ha subido y bajado a lo loco últimamente [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • It is something like the toy we call a yo-yo: you play with it and make it spin, but there is always a string attached.
    • Because the kids will be housed in DannyMart day care, there will be no need for yo-yos, squirt guns and other toys to clutter the shelves.
    • Like the yo-yo, the hula hoop, and the Mohican haircut, vehicle fads come and go.

intransitive verb yo-yoes, yo-yoing, yo-yoed

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