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preposition uk   /əˈmʌŋ/ ( also amongst,   /əˈmʌŋst/   ) us  
B1 in the middle of or surrounded by other things: I saw a few familiar faces among the crowd. Rescue teams searched among the wreckage for survivors.A2 happening or being included as part of a group of people or things: a decision that has caused a lot of anger among women Relax, you're amongst friends. Talk about it among yourselves (= talk to each other about it without me) for a while. She has worked as an estate agent among other things (= as well as other things).C1 to each one in a group of three or more people or things: He divided the country among his sons. The cost should be shared equally among the three of you.
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