midstream

midstream
[[t]mɪ̱dstri͟ːm[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft in N Someone or something that is in midstream is in the middle of a river, where the current is strongest.

Their boat had capsized in midstream.

ADV: usu ADV after v, also n ADV
Midstream is also an adverb.

Some of them got caught midstream by the tide.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft in N If someone who has been doing something such as talking stops or pauses in midstream, they stop doing it, often before continuing.

I was cut off in midstream.

ADV: ADV after v
Midstream is also an adverb.

The most difficult thing in a fast game of rugby is to change course midstream.


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