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"among" in British English

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amongpreposition

uk   /əˈmʌŋ/ us   /əˈmʌŋ/ also amongst, uk   /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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"among" in American English

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amongpreposition

us   /əˈmʌŋ/ also amongst, /əˈmʌŋst/
in the middle of or surrounded by: She felt lonely among all these strange people.
Among also means as part of a group or in the group of people or things named: They discussed it among themselves. Among the problems we have to deal with, improving education is probably the most difficult.
(Definition of among from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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