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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbetweenbe‧tween /bɪˈtwiːn/ ●●● S1 W1 adverb, preposition  1 (also in between)BETWEEN in or through the space that separates two things, people, or places I sat down between Sue and Jane. a house and stables, with a yard in between The ball rolled between his feet.2 BETWEEN (also in between) in the time that separates two times or events Are there any public holidays between Christmas and Easter? You shouldn’t eat between meals. The team have a lot of work to do between now and Sunday. A lot of students spend a year abroad in between school and university. I’ve had a few jobs, with long periods of unemployment in between.3 within a range of amounts, numbers, distances etc The project will cost between eight and ten million dollars. Most of the victims were young men between the ages of 16 and 21.4 BETWEENused to say which two places are joined or connected by something They’re building a new road between Manchester and Sheffield.5 RELATIONSHIPused to say which people or things are involved in something together or are connected the long-standing friendship between Bob and Bryan co-operation between the two countries She had overheard a private conversation between two MPs. the link between serious sunburn and deadly skin cancer
6 SHAREused to say which people or things get, have, or are involved in something that is shared Tom divided his money between his children. Between the four of them they managed to lift her into the ambulance. We collected £17 between us.7 used to say which two things or people you are comparing the contrast between town and country life In her book she makes a comparison between Russian and British ballet. the difference between good music and really great music8 between you and me9 come between somebody10 EXACTused when it is difficult to give an exact description of something and you therefore have to compare it to two things that are similar to it He uttered a sound that was something between a sigh and a groan.
Examples from the Corpus
betweentwo yards with a fence between
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