to and fro Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “to and fro” in the English Dictionary

"to and fro" in British English

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to and froadverb [before noun], adjective

uk   us  
in one ​direction and then in the ​oppositedirection, a ​number of ​times: She was ​gazing out the ​window, ​rockingrhythmically to and ​fro.
(Definition of to and fro from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"to and fro" in American English

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to and froadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtu ən ˈfroʊ/
in one ​direction and then in the ​oppositedirection: Outside my ​door I could ​hearpeoplewalking to and fro.
(Definition of to and fro from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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