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back and forth

back and forth

 
See:
back
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: moving backward then forward, or forward then backward, often repeatedly.
He swung back and forth holding on to the branch of the tree.
definition 2: moving in one direction and then toward the opposite, often repeatedly; to and fro.
The pendulum swings back and forth.
synonyms:
to and fro