half way

halfway

[haf-wey, hahf-]
adverb
1.
to half the distance; to midpoint: The rope reaches only halfway.
2.
almost; nearly; just about: He halfway surrendered to their demands.
adjective
3.
midway, as between two places or points.
4.
going to or covering only half or part of the full extent: halfway measures.
Idioms
5.
meet halfway, to compromise with; give in partially to: They didn't comply with all our demands, but met us halfway on the more important points.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English half wei. See half, way

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halfway (ˌhɑːfˈweɪ)
 
adv, —adj
1.  at or to half the distance; at or to the middle
2.  in or of an incomplete manner or nature
3.  meet halfway to compromise with

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