Definition of east–west in English:

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1Extending between the east and the west: freight leaving the port travels on an east-west axis [as adverb]: there are several major rivers running east-west
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  • Round bales in east–west rows often have drifts on the south side.
  • Any journey east–west involves mountain passes, some up to 4000m high.
  • It has been a major east–west city route for almost two centuries.
1.1 (also East–West) Relating to the relationship between the eastern and western parts of the world or of a country, region, or town: East-West economic ties
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  • I think the East–West rivalry is past its sell-by date.
  • Scotland is a country of immense regional diversity, with the vast urban metropolis in central Scotland and its east–west rivalries in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Together such passages point toward a different model of East–West relations, where it does not really make sense to think of the two sides as partners in the creation of modernism.

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Syllabification: east–west

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