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English definition of “aside”

aside

adverb (TO ONE SIDE)    /əˈsaɪd/
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.Backwards, sideways and back and forth 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.Keeping and storing things 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.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of aside adverb (TO ONE SIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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