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adjective middle pronunciation in British English /ˈmɪd(ə)l/
  1. 1
    nearest the centre and with an equal number of people or things on each side

    The map’s in the middle drawer.

    the middle lane of the motorway

  2. 2
    happening in the part between the beginning and the end of something, or between the highest and lowest point of something

    The middle section of the book deals with training a dog.

    middle-income families

  3. 3
    a middle way of doing something is a way of doing it that is not as extreme as two other ways of doing it

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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