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Definition of halfway adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1at an equal distance between two points; in the middle of a period of time It's about halfway between Boston and Providence. He left halfway through the ceremony. I'm afraid we're not even halfway there yet.
  2. 2halfway toward something halfway toward doing something part of the way toward doing or achieving something This only goes halfway toward explaining what really happened.
  3. 3halfway decent (informal) fairly, but not very, good Any halfway decent map will give you that information.
halfway adjective
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1 the halfway point/stageIdioms
meet somebody halfway
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2to reach an agreement with someone by giving them part of what they want If he was prepared to apologize, the least she could do was meet him halfway and accept some of the blame.

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