Definition of go-between in US English:

go-between

noun

  • An intermediary or negotiator.

    • ‘Despite the sombre contents of the tapes, the go-between who helped record the interviews said recently that people would be surprised at what a cheerful lady she ultimately was.’
    • ‘Don't facilitate negotiations or act as a go-between for people who are willing to share power but who won't actually talk to each other.’
    • ‘Agents and go-betweens are also marketing testimony from those who have come into contact with the teenagers while in custody.’
    • ‘For all his managerial responsibilities, however, the go-between was only an intermediary.’
    • ‘For travelers who've been harmed, or just burned, beyond the reach of American courts, suing go-betweens like travel agents and tour operators is often the only remedy.’
    • ‘They never act as go-betweens, spies, agents or bearers of false witness and cannot be bought, influenced, or obligated by the rich or powerful.’
    • ‘Mr Laird became the go-between in the negotiations that led to Ms deVere's redundancy package.’
    • ‘The incident came to light in July after an man who claimed to have brokered the first secret meeting came clean to a local news weekly on his role as a go-between for such contacts.’
    • ‘This branding of young minds has become its own industry, with companies like the Field Trip Factory operating as go-betweens to link local schools with corporate chains.’
    • ‘A parent who decides that a child is ready to marry may contact agencies, go-betweens, relatives, and friends to find an appropriate mate.’
    • ‘Fees worth a further £13.5 million were paid to agents and go-betweens during the period.’
    • ‘Essentially they act as a go-between and a meeting place for all sorts of people interested in where their city is going.’
    • ‘Were there too many go-betweens, emissaries, back channels?’
    • ‘For the common man, it is still the broker who is generally preferred as a go-between for arranging matches.’
    • ‘That they used go-betweens, rather than resolve the dispute between themselves, is a telling commentary about the intensity of the wariness and abrasion that has become knitted into that tortuous relationship.’
    • ‘In one council, for example, bosses have contacted the union through go-betweens and back-door communications.’
    • ‘Acting as the go-between, the broker would charge the young man 5,000 yuan to complete the deal.’
    • ‘Those key players include representatives of peak industry and business groups, diplomats and influential negotiators and go-betweens on the trade talk circuit.’
    • ‘These two traders are wearing red badges, which means they are go-betweens who only take orders from the luxury-box people, communicating by means of hand signals.’
    • ‘She's acted as a go-between, in a very literal sense, between me in London and him in Toronto.’
    intermediary, middleman, agent, representative, broker, dealer, factor, liaison, liaison officer, link, linkman, linkwoman, linkperson, messenger, contact, contact man, contact person, contact woman, frontman
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Pronunciation

go-between

/ˈɡoʊ bəˌtwin//ˈɡō bəˌtwēn/