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English definition of “to and fro”

to and fro

adverb [before noun], adjective uk   us  
in one direction and then in the opposite direction, a number of times: I was disturbed by all the people walking to and fro outside the office. She was gazing out the window, rocking rhythmically to and fro.Backwards, sideways and back and forth
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