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inside

noun  /ɪnˈsɑɪd, ˈɪnˌsɑɪd/ us  

inside noun (INNER PART)

the inner part, space, or side of (something): [U] the inside of a car [U] the inside of your wrist infml Your insides are your stomach and other digestive organs.
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inside

preposition, adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ɪnˈsɑɪd, ˈɪn·sɑɪd/ us  

inside preposition, adjective, adverb [not gradable] (IN INNER PART)

in or into a room, building, container, or something similar: What’s inside the big box? I’ll work inside and you work outside. People inside (= working for) the White House get an us versus them mentality. If you get inside an idea or someone’s mind, you understand the idea or the person: He tried to get inside her mind.inside of If you do something inside of a particular time, you do it using slightly less than that amout of time: I should be back inside of two hours.
Translations of “inside”
in Spanish dentro…
in Arabic داخِل…
in Korean 안에, 마음속에…
in Portuguese dentro (de), no interior…
in French dans, à l’intérieur…
in German innen…
in Catalan (a/cap a) dins (de), per dins…
in Japanese 内側に(で), 内心は…
in Chinese (Simplified) 里面,内部, (肢体的)内侧…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裡面,內部, (肢體的)內側…
in Italian dentro…
(Definition of inside noun, preposition, adjective, adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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