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backwards and forwards

Definition of backwards and forwards in English:

In both directions alternately; to and fro: he paced backwards and forwards nervously
More example sentences
  • Players go backwards and forwards, alternating the target box in the same manner as for quoits or bowls.
  • ‘The wings were going backwards and forwards like it was trying to balance itself,’ she said.
  • She paces backwards and forwards, at one end of the platform, muttering quietly to herself, gesticulating with quick fingers.
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