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[mid-streem] /ˈmɪdˈstrim/
the middle of a stream.
the middle period of a process, course, or the like.
Origin of midstream
1275-1325; Middle English myddstreme. See mid-, stream Unabridged
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  • Others in her field will think she is an unreliable scholar for switching horses midstream.
  • Once they are married, they no longer belong in a backwater, but find themselves again sailing in midstream.
  • In one place, in midstream, a pyramidal rock thrust itself six feet above the surface of the river.
  • Five trials are going on at the moment, but four others have been stopped in midstream for various reasons.
  • The frog believes it is safe because it would not be in the scorpion's self interest to sting it midstream.
  • Shows don't usually switch stars in midstream, but it has happened and with mixed results.
  • Without outlet, the flow of the story ceases midstream.
  • We're midstream, heading from the north bank to the south, on a course directly perpendicular to the current.
  • But the overhaul of the midstream segment of the oil industry goes beyond expanding the infrastructure.
British Dictionary definitions for midstream


the middle of a stream or river
the middle of a process or action: they tried to change the rules in midstream
adverb, adjective
in or towards the middle of a stream or river: moored midstream
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Word Origin and History for midstream

also mid-stream, Old English midstream; see mid + stream (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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