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[haf-wey, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈweɪ, ˈhɑf-/

to half the distance; to midpoint:
The rope reaches only halfway.
almost; nearly; just about:
He halfway surrendered to their demands.
midway, as between two places or points.
going to or covering only half or part of the full extent:
halfway measures.
meet halfway, to compromise with; give in partially to:
They didn’t comply with all our demands, but met us halfway on the more important points.
adverb, adjective
at or to half the distance; at or to the middle
in or of an incomplete manner or nature
meet halfway, to compromise with

also half-way, Old English healfweg; see half + way. Halfway house originally was a common name for inns midway between cities or stages.
see: go halfway


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