back and forth
adverb Date: 1613 backward and forward; also between two places or persons

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 — 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

  • back and forth — Synonyms and related words: alternate, alternately, back and forth, backward and forward, backwards and forwards, capriciously, changeably, desultorily, erratically, hitch and hike, in and out, inconstantly, mutatis mutandis, off and on, on and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • back and forth — adv. Back and forth is used with these verbs: ↑commute, ↑pace, ↑rock, ↑rotate, ↑sway, ↑swing, ↑switch, ↑travel …   Collocations dictionary

  • back and forth — 1. adverb From one place to another and back again. 2. noun a) The movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position. May refer to a concept such as an emotional state or a …   Wiktionary

  • back-and-forth — noun Date: 1941 discussion 1, give and take; also exchange 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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