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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

to go back and forth, as in running errands or visiting; to work in an aimless or ineffective way; expend effort with little result; from side to side; to and fro; from one to the other

Usage examples (34)
  • The back-and-forth spat is highly entertaining to watch.
  • At first this choppy, back-and-forth narrative seems irritating.
  • That balance will shift back-and-forth with changing circumstances.
  • The bear batted the salmon filet back-and-forth between two big paws. for more
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