noun, plural to-and-fros.
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Origin of to-and-fro
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Example sentences from the Web for to-and-fro
After a few hours of to-and-fro with his commander, the squad was given permission to do what they wanted with him.
Both the milk and the water chambers were provided with mechanical agitators having a to-and-fro movement.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition|H. L. Russell
What is that to-and-fro between one who knows and one who does not?Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
M. Marey says that the wing in its to-and-fro movements is bent in various directions by the resistance of the air.
British Dictionary definitions for to-and-fro
adjective, adverb to-and-fro
Derived forms of to and frotoing and froing, noun
Idioms and Phrases with to-and-fro
Back and forth, as in He was like a caged animal, pacing to and fro. Strictly speaking, to means “toward” and fro “away from,” but this idiom is used more vaguely in the sense of “moving alternately in different directions.” [First half of 1300s]