Definition of come between in US English:

come between

phrasal verb

  • Interfere with or disturb the relationship of (two people)

    ‘I let my stupid pride come between us’
    • ‘Tragically it's beyond them to understand the instinct that will make even a domestic hen attack anyone coming between her and her chicks.’
    • ‘Almost nothing comes between me and my cricket.’
    • ‘It is a sentimentally realistic account of a woman's coming between a man and his life-work.’
    • ‘We talked about the usual things, but there was something coming between us.’
    • ‘This relationship was unrealistic, and doomed from the outset, came between Wilde and his art, and became his ruination.’
    • ‘This film is all about ego clashes that couples usually have and how pride often comes between two people.’
    • ‘A couple in a relationship can expect any number of barriers to come between them.’
    • ‘Nothing must be allowed to interfere with this work - nothing must come between them and their giving themselves utterly to it.’
    • ‘It is always stressful when something comes between you and the person you love.’
    • ‘All this time the ex was aware of the connection we had made and was intent on coming between us.’
    alienate, estrange, separate, divide, split up, break up, disunite, disaffect, pit against one another, set against one another, cause disagreement between, sow dissension between, set at odds, set at variance
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