back and forth


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 off, reciprocal, reciprocally, reciprocative, ride and tie, round and round, seesaw, shuttlewise, sine wave, to and fro, to-and-fro, uncertainly, unsteadfastly, unsteadily, up and down, up-and-down, variably, vice versa, waveringly

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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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 — [bak′ən fôrth′] adj. moving forward and backward; to and fro …   English World dictionary

  • back and forth — ► back and forth to and fro. Main Entry: ↑back …   English terms dictionary

  • back-and-forth — back′ and forth′ adj. backward and forward; to and fro • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • back and forth — adverb moving from one place to another and back again (Freq. 8) he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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


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