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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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of sandwich between
  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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of sandwich between
  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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