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English definition of “aside”

aside

adverb uk   /əˈsaɪd/ us  

aside adverb (TO ONE SIDE)

B2 on or to one side: Stand aside, please, and let these people pass. He pulled the curtain aside. I gave her a plate of food but she pushed it aside. I've forgotten my wallet, so could you put this book aside (= keep this book) for me and I'll come back later on. She took me aside (= took me away from the other people) to tell me the news. put/set sth aside B2 If you put/set aside money, you save it for a particular purpose: Every week I put aside some money for a new TV. leave/put sth aside If you leave or put a problem or request aside, you ignore it until you are able to solve it: Let's leave that matter aside for now and talk about the more urgent problem facing us.

aside adverb (EXCEPT)

aside from B2 except for: Money continues to be a problem but aside from that we're all well. I hardly watch any television, aside from news and current affairs.

aside

noun [C] uk   /əˈsaɪd/ us  
a remark that someone makes in a quiet voice because they do not want everyone to hear it: a whispered aside a remark or story in a speech or text that is not part of the main subject: The informative asides about rural life make this wine guide rather special.
(Definition of aside from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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