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Idioms for between
- situated in an intermediary area or on a line or imaginary line connecting two points, things, etc.
- in the way: I reached for the ball, but the dog got in between.
Origin of between
words often confused with between
usage note for between
The construction between each (or every ) is sometimes objected to on the grounds that between calls for a plural or compound object. However, the construction is old and fully standard when the sense indicates that more than one thing is meant: Spread softened butter between each layer of pastry. There were marigolds peeking between every row of vegetables. The construction between … to is a blend of between … and ( between 15 and 25 miles ) and from … to ( from 15 to 25 miles ). It occurs occasionally in informal speech but not in formal speech or writing.
OTHER WORDS FROM betweenbe·tween·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH betweenamong, between (see confusables note at the current entry)
Words nearby between
How to use between in a sentence
Between 25 and 30, you’re trying to decide how much longer before you start growing a beard and calling yourself ‘Daddy.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He has wild swings between trying not to care about Lana and the baby, and being completely obsessed by it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The choice between freedom and fear is not difficult when seen with perspective.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.
Are you bi-coastal now, between Portlandia and Late Night with Seth Meyers?Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.
He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for between
adverb Also: in between
Word Origin for between
usage for between
Idioms and Phrases with between
In addition to the idioms beginning with between
- between a rock and a hard place
- between the lines
- between you and me
- betwixt and between
- come between
- draw a line between
- fall between the cracks
- few and far between
- hit between the eyes
- in between
- in between times
- read between the lines
- tail between one's legs