Definitions for to and fro

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro(adverb)

    moving from one place to another and back again

    "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 day"


  1. to and fro(Noun)

    The movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position. May refer to a concept such as an emotional state or a relationship as well as a physical thing.

  2. to and fro(Verb)

    To go back and forth; to alternate.

  3. to and fro(Adverb)

    Back and forth; with an alternating motion.

  4. to and fro(Adjective)

    Pertaining to something or someone moving forward and back to the same position.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Winston Churchill:

    Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.

  3. Laura Beyer:

    My thought is if those of us who care for others would simply' keep an eye on' children as we drive to and fro, they would be safe nonetheless, if you see a child walking and he or she is being approached by what seems to be a stranger, pull to the side of the road and ask if he or she is OK.

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