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English definition of “alongside”

alongside

preposition, adverb     /əˌlɒŋˈsaɪd/ US  /əˈlɑːŋ.saɪd/
C1 next to, or together with: A car pulled up alongside (ours). The new pill will be used alongside existing medicines . Most of the staff refused to work alongside the new team . The UK fought alongside France, Turkey , and Sardinia during the Crimean War .Next to and besideActing, being or existing together Grammar:Along or alongside?Along and alongside are prepositions or adverbs.Grammar:AlongAs a preposition, along means ‘in a line next to something long and thin’, e.g. a road, a path:Grammar:AlongsideAs a preposition, alongside means ‘close beside’, ‘next to’ or ‘together with’:
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