middle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪdəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪdəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(midl)


Inflections of 'middle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
middles
v 3rd person singular
middling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
middled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
middled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

middle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [split, cut, torn] down the middle
  2. the [profits, takings] were split down the middle
  3. his [pants, jeans] were split down the middle
  4. hit the [board, target] right in the middle
  5. always get stuck in the middle of your [fights, disagreements]
  6. don't put me in the middle (of the fight)
  7. don't want to get in the middle of it
  8. caught in the middle of a [crossfire, love-triangle, spat]
  9. am in the middle of something right now
  10. (right) in the middle of the [class, presentation, movie]
  11. in the middle of the [pool, road, field]
  12. in the middle of [the week, August]
  13. am in the middle of [an argument, a phone call, a project] (right now)
  14. (measures) ten [inches, meters, feet] around the middle
  15. the [water, sea, waves] came up to her middle
  16. up to my middle in [water, mud]
adj
  1. is the middle child
  2. is my middle name
  3. the [growing, struggling, shrinking] middle class
  4. my [son, daughter] goes to Middle School
  5. [from, in, since] the Middle Ages
  6. in the middle distance
  7. a middle distance [race, runner]
  8. [flipped, flipped] him the middle finger
  9. find the middle ground
additional examples
  1. [split, cut, torn] down the middle
  2. is the middle child
  3. the [profits, takings] were split down the middle
  4. is my middle name
  5. his [pants, jeans] were split down the middle
  6. the [growing, struggling, shrinking] middle class
  7. hit the [board, target] right in the middle
  8. a middle-class [family, income, upbringing]
  9. always get stuck in the middle of your [fights, disagreements]
  10. my [son, daughter] goes to Middle School
  11. don't put me in the middle (of the fight)
  12. [from, in, since] the Middle Ages
  13. don't want to get in the middle of it
  14. in the middle distance
  15. caught in the middle of a [crossfire, love-triangle, spat]
  16. a middle distance [race, runner]
  17. am in the middle of something right now
  18. [flipped, flipped] him the middle finger
  19. (right) in the middle of the [class, presentation, movie]
  20. find the middle ground
  21. in the middle of the [pool, road, field]
  22. is a middle-aged [man]
  23. in the middle of [the week, August]
  24. is a middle-of-the-road [guy, decision]
  25. am in the middle of [an argument, a phone call, a project] (right now)
  26. (measures) ten [inches, meters, feet] around the middle
  27. the [water, sea, waves] came up to her middle
  28. up to my middle in [water, mud]
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