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middle

noun
 
/ˈmɪdl/
A2 the centre of something: We live right in the middle of the town.
B1 not the beginning or the end but the time in between: The letter should arrive by the middle of next week.
be in the middle of doing something B1 to be busy: I can’t talk now – I’m in the middle of cooking a meal.
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