to-and-fro


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to-and-fro

(to͞o′ən-frō′)
n.
1. Movement back and forth; reciprocating movement.
2. Debate over an issue; vacillation.

to′-and-fro′ adj.

to′-and-fro′



adj., n. adj.
1. back-and-forth: to-and-fro motion.
n.
2. a continuous or regular movement backward and forward: the to-and-fro of the surf.
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Scriptwriter Tripper Clancy neglects snappy one-liners, relying on an increasingly shrill Nanjiani to spew leaden dialogue in misfiring scenes of verbal to-and-fro with Guardians Of The Galaxy hunk Dave Bautista.
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