Definition of Move back and forth

1. Verb. Move in one direction and then into the opposite direction.

Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Rock, Shake, Sway, Sway, Swing, Flicker, Flitter, Flutter, Quiver, Waver



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Move Back And Forth

movable joint
movable kidney
movable pulse
movableness
movablenesses
movables
movably
moval
movals
movant
movants
move
move around
move back
move back and forth (current term)
move down
move forward
move heaven and earth
move house
move in
move in on
move into
move involuntarily
move it
move on
move one's body
move out
move over
move reflexively

Literary usage of Move back and forth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Wag is a highly colloquial word meaning to move back and forth, especially applied to the conscious movements of living creatures. A dog wags his tail. ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"... rocker-arm would move back and forth a distance equal to that between the points c and d, and the valve would have a corresponding travel on its seat. ..."

3. A Brief Course in Elementary Dynamics: For Students of Engineering by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1908)
"108, in which the north to south dotted lines indicate the paths over which the particles at A, B, C, and D, respectively, move back and forth; ..."

4. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"When the disc rotates with uniform speed every point in the rods and cross head will move back and forth with simple harmonic motion. ..."

5. General Physics and Its Application to Industry and Everyday Life by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1921)
"136, in which the north-to-south dotted lines indicate the paths over which the particles at A, B, C, and D, respectively, move back and forth; ..."

6. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1840)
"... in having a circular trough within which the mixing instrument is to roll round, and is to move back and forth, towards and from the centre. ..."

7. Electric Lighting and Miscellaneous Applications of Electricity: A Text Book by William Suddards Franklin (1912)
"If any agent A causes the main rod to oscillate back and forth at high frequency and if another agent B causes the main rod to move back and forth at low ..."

8. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Wag is a highly colloquial word meaning to move back and forth, especially applied to the conscious movements of living creatures. A dog wags his tail. ..."

9. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"... rocker-arm would move back and forth a distance equal to that between the points c and d, and the valve would have a corresponding travel on its seat. ..."

10. A Brief Course in Elementary Dynamics: For Students of Engineering by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1908)
"108, in which the north to south dotted lines indicate the paths over which the particles at A, B, C, and D, respectively, move back and forth; ..."

11. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"When the disc rotates with uniform speed every point in the rods and cross head will move back and forth with simple harmonic motion. ..."

12. General Physics and Its Application to Industry and Everyday Life by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1921)
"136, in which the north-to-south dotted lines indicate the paths over which the particles at A, B, C, and D, respectively, move back and forth; ..."

13. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1840)
"... in having a circular trough within which the mixing instrument is to roll round, and is to move back and forth, towards and from the centre. ..."

14. Electric Lighting and Miscellaneous Applications of Electricity: A Text Book by William Suddards Franklin (1912)
"If any agent A causes the main rod to oscillate back and forth at high frequency and if another agent B causes the main rod to move back and forth at low ..."

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