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Related to back-and-forth: reinvigorated, outlined, awaited, scrutinised, overhyped, dichotomised, took over
back and forth
1. Backward and forward; to and fro: went back and forth in the rocking chair.
2. From side to side: paced back and forth across the room.
back′-and-forth′ n. & adj.
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backward and forward; to and fro.
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