some distance

some distance
a little distance, part of the way

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put some distance between someone and someone or something — tv. to engthen the distance or time between oneself and someone or something (including a place). □ I gotta put some distance between me and that cop, fast. □ You need to put some distance between you and your brother’s death. □ She needed enough …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put some distance between — 1) to deliberately make a relationship less close or friendly My instincts warned me to put some distance between us. 2) to go away from a person or place, especially in order to avoid a dangerous or unpleasant situation 3) to say or do something …   English dictionary

  • put some distance between — …   Useful english dictionary

  • distance — [dis′təns] n. [ME distaunce < OFr distance < L distantia < distans, prp. of distare, to stand apart < dis , apart + stare, STAND] 1. the fact or condition of being separated or removed in space or time; remoteness 2. a gap, space, or… …   English World dictionary

  • distance — dis|tance1 [ dıstəns ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the amount of space between two people or things: distance from: It is important to consider distance from public transportation when buying a house. distance to: They started to walk the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • distance — I UK [ˈdɪstəns] / US noun Word forms distance : singular distance plural distances *** 1) [countable/uncountable] the amount of space between two people or things distance from: It is important to consider distance from public transport when… …   English dictionary

  • distance — dis|tance1 W2S2 [ˈdıstəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount of space)¦ 2¦(far away)¦ 3¦(unfriendly feeling)¦ 4 keep your distance 5 go the (full) distance ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(AMOUNT OF SPACE)¦ [U and C] the amount of space between two places or things distance… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • distance — noun 1 amount of space between two points ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, fair, good, great, huge, large, long, vast ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • distance — 1 noun (C, U) 1 HOW FAR the amount of space between two places or things: short/long distance: Sylvia could only run a short distance without getting out of breath. (+ from): What s the distance from Chicago to Detroit? | at a distance of 5… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Distance matrices in phylogeny — Distance matrices are used in phylogeny as non parametric distance methods were originally applied to phenetic data using a matrix of pairwise distances. These distances are then reconciled to produce a tree (a phylogram, with informative branch… …   Wikipedia

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