to and fro

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to and fro

adv.
Back and forth.

to and fro

adj, adv
1. back and forth
2. here and there
ˈtoing and ˈfroing n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.to and fro - moving from one place to another and back againto and fro - 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"
Translations
جيئَةً وذهاباً
sem a tam
frem og tilbage
til og frá
ileri geriöteye beriye

to and fro

advhin und her

to

() , (tu) preposition
1. towards; in the direction of. I cycled to the station; The book fell to the floor; I went to the concert/lecture/play.
2. as far as. His story is a lie from beginning to end.
3. until. Did you stay to the end of the concert?
4. sometimes used to introduce the indirect object of a verb. He sent it to us; You're the only person I can talk to.
5. used in expressing various relations. Listen to me!; Did you reply to his letter?; Where's the key to this door?; He sang to (the accompaniment of) his guitar.
6. into a particular state or condition. She tore the letter to pieces.
7. used in expressing comparison or proportion. He's junior to me; Your skill is superior to mine; We won the match by 5 goals to 2.
8. showing the purpose or result of an action etc. He came quickly to my assistance; To my horror, he took a gun out of his pocket.
9. (tə) used before an infinitive eg after various verbs and adjectives, or in other constructions. I want to go!; He asked me to come; He worked hard to (= in order to) earn a lot of money; These buildings were designed to (= so as to) resist earthquakes; She opened her eyes to find him standing beside her; I arrived too late to see him.
10. used instead of a complete infinitive. He asked her to stay but she didn't want to.
(tuː) adverb
1. into a closed or almost closed position. He pulled/pushed the door to.
2. used in phrasal verbs and compounds. He came to (= regained consciousness).
to and fro (tuːənˈfrou)
backwards and forwards. they ran to and fro in the street.
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After quite a lot of toing and froing I settled on Shawarma Chicken, with its slices of marinated chicken breast, garlic and tomato sauce absolutely delicious, particularly when served alongside a generous portion of fries, whose seasoning had a noticeable but not overbearing kick.
There will be a lot of toing and froing this weekend.
I could understand the situation, however, as it looked as though they were toing and froing about who to bring on.
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There was a lot of toing and froing and discussions.
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The full Moon tugs you towards your main ambitions, whether for career or in personal terms, perhaps finally bringing a domestic matter to a peak, after a lot of toing and froing or delays earlier this year.
The third, Britain, allowed Shakespeare to explore issues of kingship and nationhood in settings familiar to his audience, while the toing and froing across the country of characters and scenes express "a prolonged struggle in a multitude of locations for the soul of England".
The toing and froing at the Assembly is thought to have caused disquiet among some backbench Labour AMs who are unhappy that Plaid took the presiding officer's chair - in the form of Ceredigion AM Elin Jones - and then put forward Ms Wood as First Minister.
toing and froing of people to the bar makes watching the game difficult for everyone - particularly the 50% of us who can survive two hours without a pint.