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to-and-fro

noun \ ˌtü-ən-ˈfrō \

Definition of to-and-fro

: activity involving alternating movement in opposite directions
  • the busy to-and-fro of the holiday shoppers

First Known Use of to-and-fro

1553


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to-and-fro

adjective

Definition of to-and-fro

: forward and backward

First Known Use of to-and-fro

1749


to and fro

adverb

Definition of to and fro

: from one place to another

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First Known Use of to and fro

14th century


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