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side

noun (OPPOSING GROUP)    /saɪd/
B2 [C, + sing/pl verb] one of two or more opposing teams or groups: This is a war which neither side can win. Our side (= team) lost again on Saturday. Whose/which side are you on (= which team are you playing for/supporting)? Don't be angry with me - I'm on your side (= I want to help you).Groups of people take sides to support one person or group rather than another, in an argument or war: My mother never takes sides when my brother and I argue.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting take sb's side B2 to support someone in an argument: My mother always takes my father's side when I argue with him.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting -sided     /-ɪd/ suffix A square is a four-sided figure. a many-sided question a steep-sided hillComplexityDifficult to understandEdges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objectsParts of geometrical shapes
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