between 英 [bɪˈtwi:n] 美 [bɪˈtwin]
prep. 在…之间 adv. 在中间
- To be between two things is to be in the middle. In a picture, if you are between your sisters, one is on your left and the other is on your right.
- prep. 在…之间
- adv. 在中间
1. You have your choice between the two.
2. This ship went between China and Japan.
3. the relationship between smoking and cancer.
4. Don't eat between meals.
5. There's a lot of bad feeling between them.
- between (prep., adv.) Old English betweonum, Mercian betwinum, "in the space which separates, midway, in the midst, among; by turns," from bi- "by" (see by) + tweonum dative plural of *tweon "two each" (compare Gothic tweih-nai "two each;" from PIE root *dwo- "two"). Between a rock and a hard place is from 1940s, originally cowboy slang (earlier was between the beetle (hammer) and the block, late 19c.). Between-whiles "at intervals" is from 1670s.