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English definition of “push sb/sth aside”

push sb/sth aside

verb uk phrasal verb with push   /pʊʃ/ us  
to decide to forget about or ignore someone or something: He claimed that he had been pushed aside (= not given a job) in favour of a younger person.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of push sb/sth aside from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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