Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sideline”

sideline

verb [T]     /ˈsaɪdlaɪn/
to force someone or something into a situation in which they have less influence or importance than before: After I got pregnant, I felt that my bosses were sidelining me. The oil industry would be very unhappy if this legislation was sidelined.
(Definition of sideline verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sideline

More Business English definitions for “sideline”

Definitions of “sideline” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More