back and forth

adverb

Definition of back and forth

  1. :  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.

1613

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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