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English definition of “stand aside”

stand aside

verb uk phrasal verb with stand   /stænd/ (stood, stood) us  
to leave a job or position so that someone else can have it instead: It's time he stood aside and let a more qualified person do the job. to step sideways to make a space for someone else: Stand aside, please, so the doctor can get through.
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