Definition of midstream noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɪdˈstriːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪdˈstriːm//
[uncountable] Rivers and lakes
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  • the middle part of a river, stream, etc. We anchored in midstream The boat drifted out into midstream. See related entries: Rivers and lakes
  • Idioms
    change horses in midstream
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    to change to a different or new activity while you are in the middle of something else; to change from supporting one person or thing to another
    in the middle of doing something; while something is still happening Their conversation was interrupted in midstream by the baby crying. See related entries: Rivers and lakes
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