in midstream

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in midstream

1 : in the middle of a river or stream
  • The boat struck a rock in midstream.
2 : while in the process of doing something
  • She began talking about the party but changed topics in midstream.
  • The government stopped the project in midstream.

Word by Word Definitions

midstream play
  1. : the middle of a stream

  2. : an intermediate stage in an act or process


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