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phrasal verb [transitive] [always passive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysandwich between
he/she/itsandwiches between
present participlesandwiching between
past tensesandwiched between
past participlesandwiched between
  1. 1
    be sandwiched between something and something to have a layer of a different substance on either side

    Mattresses consist of springs sandwiched between padding.

  2. 2
    be sandwiched between someone/something and someone/something to be in a small or tight space between two people or things that are larger

    The tiny kingdom was sandwiched between Austria and Czechoslovakia.

  3. 3
    be sandwiched between something and something to face a difficult choice between two duties or responsibilities

    Many women are sandwiched between the needs of children and parents.

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