Definition of to adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE////
; NAmE NAmE////
; BrE before vowels BrE//tu//
; NAmE before vowels NAmE//tu//
; BrE strong form BrE//tuː//
; NAmE strong form NAmE//tuː//
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  • (usually of a door) in or into a closed position Push the door to. see also toing
  • Word OriginOld English (adverb and preposition), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch toe and German zu. More Like This Rhyming pairs in idioms doom and gloom, fair and square, high and dry, huff and puff, name and shame, slice and dice, thrills and spills, wear and tear, wheel and deal, wine and dineSee worksheet. Idioms backwards and forwards She rocked the baby to and fro. For the special uses of to in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example set to is in the phrasal verb section at set.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: to