from side to side

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

The trees swayed from side to side.

Thesaurus: describing movement up and down or backwards and forwardssynonym
Main entry: side

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1) alternately left and right from a central point

I shook my head frantically from side to side

2) across the entire width; right across

the fleet stretched four miles from side to side

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(from) side to side
: moving to the left and then to the right

She shook her head from side to side in disagreement.

waving the flags from side to side

He moved side to side on the tennis court.

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Main Entry:side

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from ˌside to ˈside idiom
moving to the left and then to the right and then back again

He shook his head slowly from side to side.

The ship rolled from side to side.

Main entry:sideidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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