between

[bษชหˆtwiหn]

between Definition

  • 1at, into, or across the space separating (two objects or regions)
  • 2in the period separating (two points in time)
  • 3shared by (two or more people or things)

Using between: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "between" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The ball is between the two trees.

  • Example

    We have a meeting between 2 and 3 pm.

  • Example

    The secret was kept between the two of them.

  • Example

    The negotiations were between the two countries.

between Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for between

Antonyms for between

Phrases with between

  • in a difficult situation with no easy solution

    Example

    I'm between a rock and a hard place because I need to choose between two job offers, but both have their downsides.

  • said to show that what you are about to say is a secret and should not be told to anyone else

    Example

    Between you and me, I think our boss is planning to retire soon.

  • to be forgotten or ignored because it does not fit into a particular system or plan

    Example

    Many children fall between the cracks in the education system and do not receive the support they need.

Origins of between

from Old English 'betweonum', from 'be' (by) + 'twฤ“onum' (two together)

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Summary: between in Brief

The preposition 'between' [bษชหˆtwiหn] refers to the space or time separating two objects or regions. It can also denote something shared by two or more people or things. Examples include 'The ball is between the two trees,' and 'The secret was kept between the two of them.' 'Between' extends into phrases like 'between a rock and a hard place,' denoting a difficult situation, and 'fall between the cracks,' meaning to be forgotten or ignored.

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