back-and-forth

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of back-and-forth

First Known Use of back-and-forth

1941


back and forth

adverb

Definition of back and forth

: backward and forward; also : between two places or persons

Examples of back and forth in a Sentence

  1. The chair rocked back and forth.

  2. The children were shuttled back and forth between school and home.

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First Known Use of back and forth

1613


BACK-AND-FORTH Defined for English Language Learners

back and forth

adverb

Definition of back and forth for English Language Learners

  • : toward the back and then toward the front : backward and forward

  • : between two places or people


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