Meaning of “each other” in the English Dictionary

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"each other" in British English

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each otherpronoun

uk /ˌiːtʃ ˈʌð.ər/ us /ˌiːtʃ ˈʌð.ɚ/ also one another

A2 used to show that each person in a group of two or more people does something to the others:

They kept looking at each other and smiling.
They're always wearing each other's clothes.
Why are you always arguing with each other?
They're so happy together - they were made for each other (= are perfectly matched).

More examples

  • The two companies are in competition with each other.
  • Children can be very cruel to each other.
  • It was one of those parties where nobody really knew each other.
  • The boys were splashing about and ducking each other in the pool.
  • Rachel and Fi have had a big argument and now they're not speaking to each other.

(Definition of “each other” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"each other" in American English

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each otherpronoun

us /itʃ ˈʌð·ər/ also one another

(not used as the subject of a sentence) the other person, or any or all the other people in a group:

The couple kept looking at each other and smiling.
They’re always wearing each other’s clothes.

(Definition of “each other” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)