Definition of back and forth in English:

back and forth

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  • To and fro.

    ‘Radio messages flew back and forth to Moscow asking what to do before the situation was resolved.’
    • ‘The football was frantic and in the stands the chants bounced back and forth.’
    • ‘Mrs Holmes says so many lorries come back and forth that it can be dangerous walking through the area.’
    • ‘The chapters move back and forth over time, but in the masterly hands of Littell this is not a problem.’
    • ‘It clouded over while I showered and then flipped back and forth between sunny and gloomy.’
    • ‘It works just fine - you can easily bring the tone up and down by moving your hand back and forth.’
    • ‘We go back and forth like this until one of us gets bored or offended by what the other said.’
    • ‘Having the team split between the two buildings meant they had to go back and forth between the two.’
    • ‘Endless recounts saw power shift back and forth between the Tory and Labour groups.’
    • ‘The best way to involve a reader is to start at the beginning of a story and go on to the end, and not whizz back and forth.’
    • ‘She wanted to see the horse in his true magnificence, to rock back and forth on his broad back.’
    • ‘Both had to hold onto the shaky rails as they headed down, for the ship was swaying back and forth with the waves.’
    • ‘Cars were parked everywhere and everyone was rushing back and forth, in and out of the driveway.’
    • ‘They held a conversation that was made up entirely of subtle expressions passed back and forth.’
    • ‘I sat on the floor and rocked back and forth, crying until he called out to me.’
    • ‘Ms. Keagan's mom looked from her son to Trey, then back and forth again several times.’
    • ‘The three high clerics looked at each other, leaning over to whisper thoughts back and forth.’
    • ‘We walked over to the Liverpool fans, a ball was thrown over the fence and we kicked it back and forth with them.’
    • ‘He drives back and forth at night in order to spend two full days with Jeremy on each visit.’
    • ‘When you move your eyes quickly back and forth and read a book you have an emotional response and imagery.’
    from place to place, around, about, to and fro, hither and thither, back and forth, in all directions, from pillar to post