back-and-forth
noun Date: 1941 discussion 1, give-and-take; also exchange 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Back and forth — Forth Forth, v.[AS. for[eth], fr. for akin to D. voort, G. fort [root]78. See {Fore}, {For}, and cf. {Afford}, {Further}, adv.] 1. Forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from a given point; on to end; as, from that day forth; one,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • back and forth — {adv.} Backwards and forwards. * /The chair is rocking hack and forth./ * /The tiger is pacing hack and forth in his cage./ Compare: TO AND FRO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back and forth — {adv.} Backwards and forwards. * /The chair is rocking hack and forth./ * /The tiger is pacing hack and forth in his cage./ Compare: TO AND FRO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Back and forth — Back Back, adv. [Shortened from aback.] 1. In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back. [1913 Webster] 2. To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • back-and-forth — ack and forth n. a discussion; give and take. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • back-and-forth — [bak′ən fôrth′] adj. moving forward and backward; to and fro …   English World dictionary

  • back and forth — ► back and forth to and fro. Main Entry: ↑back …   English terms dictionary

  • back-and-forth — back′ and forth′ adj. backward and forward; to and fro • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • back and forth — adverb moving from one place to another and back again (Freq. 8) he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Back and Forth — Infobox Album | Name = Back and Forth Type = Album Artist = Skinny Puppy Released = 1984 Recorded = November 1983 January 1984 Genre = Industrial Length = 28:05 Label = self released Producer = cEvin Key Reviews = This album = Back and Forth… …   Wikipedia

  • back-and-forth — /bak euhn fawrth , fohrth , euhnd /, adj. 1. backward and forward; side to side; to and fro: a back and forth shuttling of buses to the stadium; the back and forth movement of a clock s pendulum. n. 2. unresolved argument or discussion. [1605 15] …   Universalium

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