from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Back and forth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Back and forth; with an alternating motion.
  • v. To go back and forth; to alternate.
  • adj. Pertaining to something or someone moving forward and back to the same position.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. forward and back. In this phrase, to is adverbial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. moving from one place to another and back again


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