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Describing movement up and down or backwards and forwards

back and forth

moving first in one direction and then in the opposite direction many times

from side to side

an object that moves from side to side moves from left to right, then from right to left, then back again

up and down

backwards and forwards

backwards and forwards

moving first in one direction and then in the opposite direction many times

to and fro

adverb

in one direction and then back again

heaving

adjective

moving up and down with large regular movements

two-way

adjective

moving in two opposite directions

hither and thither

in many different directions

about

adverb, preposition

moving to many different parts or areas, or in different directions

undulating

adjective

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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