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fro

 (frō)
adv.
Away; back: moving to and fro.
prep. Scots
From.

[Middle English, probably from Old Norse frā; see per in Indo-European roots.]

fro

(frəʊ)
adv
back or from. See to and fro
[C12: from Old Norse frā; related to Old English fram from]

fro

(frəʊ) or

'fro

n, pl fros or 'fros
(Hairdressing & Grooming) short for Afro

fro

(froʊ)

adv.
from; back (used in the phrase to and fro).
[1150–1200; Middle English fro, fra < Old Norse frā from; akin to Old English fram from]
Translations
sem in tja

fro

[frəʊ] ADV to and frode un lado para otro, de aquí para allá

fro

[frəʊ] adv to and froavanti e indietro
to go to and fro between → fare la spola tra
References in classic literature ?
Moving to and fro with strained exertion, jabbering the while, they were, with their swaying bodies, black faces, and glowing eyes, like strange and ugly friends jigging heavily in the smoke.
Now in no one of the seven apartments was there any lamp or candelabrum, amid the profusion of golden ornaments that lay scattered to and fro or depended from the roof.
Look how this ha growen an' growen, sir, bigger an' bigger, broader an' broader, harder an' harder, fro year to year, fro generation unto generation.
ON THE evening of New-Year's Day Grandfather was walking to and fro across the carpet, listening to the rain which beat hard against the curtained windows.
The planks, which had not been swabbed since the mutiny, bore the print of many feet, and an empty bottle, broken by the neck, tumbled to and fro like a live thing in the scuppers.
which I naturally assumed to be Women) interspersed with other Beings still smaller and of the nature of lustrous points -- all moving to and fro in one and the same Straight Line, and, as nearly as I could judge, with the same velocity.
The nest swayed to and fro, as they sat on the rim and cried.
Bowed to the earth with bitter woe Or laughing at some raree-show We flutter idly to and fro.
One was the British consul at Suez, who, despite the prophecies of the English Government, and the unfavourable predictions of Stephenson, was in the habit of seeing, from his office window, English ships daily passing to and fro on the great canal, by which the old roundabout route from England to India by the Cape of Good Hope was abridged by at least a half.
Sweet words falter to and fro -- Though the great River rolls between.
A reader of words of wind-demons might have been able to see the portions of a dialogue pass to and fro between the exhorter and his hearers.
On both these heads I unbosomed to Rankeillor the next morning, walking to and fro about six of the clock before the house of Shaws, and with nothing in view but the fields and woods that had been my ancestors' and were now mine.