Meaning of “back and forth” in the English Dictionary

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"back and forth" in British English

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back and forth

C2 moving first in one direction and then in the opposite one:

She swayed gently back and forth to the music.

(Definition of “back and forth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"back and forth" in American English

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back and forth

moving first in one direction and then in the opposite one

(Definition of “back and forth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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