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interstate

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Definition freeway, or highway that runs between states

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relating to the mutual relations between states — especially of the United States
  • There was an accident on the interstate.
interstate = freeway, or highway that runs between states
(editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Some states instituted interstate travel restrictions during the pandemic.
  • interstate = between state
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Even interstates run east/west while odd ones run north/south.
  • interstates = freeways, or highways that run between states
  • We'll make good time once we're on the interstate.
  • interstate = freeway
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • The drugs became scarce, which prompted state correctional authorities to obtain them illegally, without complying with FDA rules that regulate the interstate sale and transfer of drugs.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • interstate = between state
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • I'd thought I would see the cities, but mostly I saw truck stops and interstate.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • There are wrecks everywhere, some no worse than fender benders, some pileups that snake along the interstate for miles, and the morning sunlight sparkles on all the broken glass.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Freedom Riders—African Americans and whites—took bus trips throughout the South to test federal laws that banned segregation in interstate transportation.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • But when we broke off the interstate and started navigating the burned-out landscape of the Bronx, we could feel her energy shifting.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Twelve miles on foot brought him to Topock, Arizona, a dusty way station along Interstate 40 where the freeway intersects the California border.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • He was so freaked out at having tranq'd a cop with his own weapon, he just dropped it and ran—just as he dropped his backpack on the interstate so he could carry Lev.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Mother, Audrey and Emily picked me up at the airport in Salt Lake City, and together we skidded onto the interstate.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • You caused an accident that killed a bus driver, left dozens of others injured, and shut down an interstate highway for hours.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Did you kill those three people on the interstate?
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • Well anyway, I just want you to know that I took an exit off the interstate on the way back.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • I thought of Albuquerque and Los Angeles, and of the miles of lost interstate in between.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • When we tired of this, we'd turn on the CB and listen to the lonely banter of truckers stretched out across the interstate.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • As I drove down the interstate to reach the prison, I noticed the long rays of sunlight retreating even as the heat of the Alabama summer persisted.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • On March 14, Franz left McCandless on the shoulder of Interstate 70 outside Grand Junction and returned to southern California.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
    (editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)
  • The headline reads, PILEUP ON INTERSTATE.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
interstate = a road that runs through more than one state in the United States
(editor's note:  When a word begins with the prefix, "inter-", the prefix often means between. In this case, interstate means between different states. Interstate is often used as an abbreviation for interstate highway, a highway that runs between states. It has also come to mean freeway in a place like Hawaii where no major highway connects to another state.)

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