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verb sandwich pronunciation in British English /ˈsæn(d)wɪdʒ/sandwich pronunciation in British English /ˈsæn(d)wɪtʃ/
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present tense
present participlesandwiching
past tensesandwiched
past participlesandwiched
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phrasal verbs

sandwich between

[transitive] [always passive]
Word Forms
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.

sandwich together

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysandwich together
he/she/itsandwiches together
present participlesandwiching together
past tensesandwiched together
past participlesandwiched together
to put two things together, especially with a layer of something in between
Use a little cream to sandwich the cakes together.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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