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The map's in the middle drawer.
the middle lane of the motorway
The middle section of the book deals with training a dog.
I'm the middle child in our family.
a man in his middle 50s
By the middle 1990s, he had become a millionaire.
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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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Definition of middle from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.