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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome between
he/she/itcomes between
present participlecoming between
past tensecame between
past participlecome between
  1. 1
    come between someone (and someone) to cause a disagreement or argument between people

    He didn't want this to come between them.

  2. 2
    come between someone and something to prevent you from doing or getting something

    She was determined that nothing would come between her and the manager's job.

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