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fro

[froh] /froʊ/
adverb
1.
Obsolete. from; back.
Idioms
2.
to and fro, alternating from one place to another; back and forth:
The trees were swaying to and fro in the wind.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English frō, frā < Old Norse frā from; akin to Old English fram from
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British Dictionary definitions for and fro

fro1

/frəʊ/
adverb
1.
back or from See to and fro
Word Origin
C12: from Old Norse frā; related to Old English framfrom

fro2

/frəʊ/
noun (pl) fros, 'fros
1.
short for Afro
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Word Origin and History for and fro

fro

"away, backwards," c.1200, North English and Scottish dialectal fra, Midlands dialect fro, from Old Norse fra "from" (see from).

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Idioms and Phrases with and fro

fro

see: to and fro
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