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come between (someone and someone else)
1. Lit. to be in between two people. That's my place, there. I come between Maria and Lynn. In the line of contestants, I come between Bob and Bill.
2. Fig. to interfere in someone else's romance; to break up a pair of lovers. Don't come between Terri and Jeff.
come between (something and something else)
to have a position between one thing and another. April comes between March and May. This volume comes between numbers fourteen and sixteen.
to cause a relationship to become less close It wasn't religion that came between them but their very different personalities.
Divide, cause to be antagonized, as in I wouldn't want to come between husband and wife. This idiom transfers the literal meaning of the phrase, "to intervene" (as in Volume 6 should come between Volumes 5 and 7), to figurative interference.
1. To be situated before part of some group and after another part: A quiet section of this piece comes between the loud introduction and the end of the first movement.
2. To be a source of conflict or disruption for someone or something: I didn't want the dispute about money to come between us.