to and fro

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to and fro

adv.
Back and forth.
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to and fro

adj, adv
1. back and forth
2. here and there
ˈtoing and ˈfroing n
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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"
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Translations
جيئَةً وذهاباً
sem a tam
frem og tilbage
til og frá
ileri geriöteye beriye

to and fro

advhin und her
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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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They held a long meeting in the strictest privacy a while back and there was much toing and froing before a mutual decision was made that the parting ought to be now rather than at the season's end as originally agreed.
I was toing and froing at the idea [of coming back] and I thought I would regret if I didn't try.
The usual outcome in these situations is several months of on-off negotiations, plenty of toing and froing in the media, and eventually a compromise deal that leaves everyone happy.
The viewers, as yet, do not have the full picture - despite all the toing and froing - but, despite its irritations, I think I'll return to find out what the hell happened.