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Language: Old English
Origin:

forth

adverb
     
forth S2
1

and so forth

used to refer to other things of the type you have already mentioned, without actually naming them [= et cetera]:
She started telling me about her bad back, her migraines, and so forth.
2 [only after verb] formal going out from a place or point, and moving forwards or outwards:
The house was still burning, pouring forth thick black smoke.

➔ back and forth

at back1 (11)

; ➔ hold forth

at hold1

; ➔ put forth

at put

; ➔ sally forth

at sally2

; ➔ set forth

at set1

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