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inside

noun uk   /ɪnˈsaɪd/ us  
B2 [C usually singular] the part, space, or side of something that is inside: Did you clean the inside of the car? The hotel looked shabby from the street, but it was fine on the inside. the insides of people's houses
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[C usually singular] The inside of a part of the body such as the arm or leg is the part facing in towards the rest of the body: She dabbed perfume on the inside of her wrist. insides [plural] informal a person's or animal's internal organs, especially their stomach or bowels: The dead seal's insides were spread all over the snow.

inside

adverb, preposition, adjective uk   /ɪnˈsaɪd/ us  
A1 in or into a room, building, container, or something similar: "Is Anna in the garden?" "No, she's inside (= in the house)." What's inside the box? Luckily, no one was inside the building when it collapsed.figurative She couldn't cope with the grief she felt inside.figurative Who can tell what goes on inside his head? He put the documents carefully in his inside pocket (= pocket on the inside of a jacket or coat). inside out B2 If something is inside out, it has the usual inside part on the outside and the usual outside part on the inside: She had her jumper on inside out.

inside

preposition uk   /ˌɪnˈsaɪd/ (also inside of) us  
C2 If you do something or if something happens inside (of) a particular time or limit, you do it or it happens in less than that amount of time or under the limit: The new faster trains can do the journey inside two hours. He finished it inside of two hours.

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