betweenpreposition, adverbuk us /bɪˈtwiːn/
between preposition, adverb (SPACE)
- On the train I was sitting between two very large men.
- The plants have seeded themselves in the cracks between the paving stones.
- There was a revolting green slime in between the bathroom tiles.
- We watched a spider spin a web between three tall grass stems.
- Our neighbours have no claim to that strip of land between our houses.
between preposition, adverb (AMOUNT)
between preposition, adverb (TIME)
- Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 7 and 9
- Millions of Africans were sold into slavery between the 17th and 19th centuries.
- It will take us somewhere between three and four hours to get to Madrid.
- Visiting hours are between 6.00 and 9.00 p.m.
- The voucher is valid between July and December and entitles you to 10% off all overseas flights.
betweenprepositionuk us /bɪˈtwiːn/
between preposition (SHARED)
- We'll have to portion the money out between the six of us.
- It's simply not practical to divide the work between so many people.
- If it's a choice between higher pay and job security, I'd prefer to keep my job.
- We shared the preparation for the party between us, so it wasn't too much work.
- There's a lot of competition between computer companies.
between preposition (OPPOSING)
between preposition (CHOICE)
between preposition (CONNECTING)
- A senior judge is acting as referee in the pay dispute between the trade union and management.
- Scientists have established the link between lung cancer and smoking.
- There is a good relationship between staff and pupils at the school.
- There's very little communication between mother and daughter .
- There isn't enough contact between teachers and parents.
between preposition (SEPARATING)
- "So what's the difference between these two TVs?" "Well, they're basically the same, but the more expensive one comes with a remote control."
- There's a striking contrast between what he does and what he says he does.
- The train crosses the border between France and Spain.
- There's a marked contrast between his character and hers.
- Somebody will have to compromise if we are to break the deadlock between the two warring factions.