to Idioms & Phrases
To and again
- to and fro. R.
- to and fro. Obs. De Foe.
To and fro
adverb moving from one place to another and back again
back and forth; backward and forward.
- 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
- forward and back. In this phrase, to is adverbial.
There was great showing both to and fro. Chaucer.
To the face
- in front of; in behind; hence, in the presence of.
adverb as follows
videlicet; namely; viz.; that is to say.
- to know; namely. See
Wit, v. i.
- a pacing backward and forward; as, to commence a to-and-fro. Tennyson.
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