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Meaning of “aside” in the English Dictionary

"aside" in British English

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asideadverb

uk   us   /əˈsaɪd/
  • aside adverb (TO ONE SIDE)

B2 on or to one ​side: Stand aside, ​please, and ​let these ​peoplepass. He pulled the ​curtain aside. I gave her a ​plate of ​food but she ​pushed it aside. I've ​forgotten my ​wallet, so could you put this ​book aside (= ​keep this ​book) for me and I'll come back ​later on. She took me aside (= took me away from the other ​people) to ​tell me the ​news.put/set sth aside B2 If you put/set aside ​money, you ​save it for a ​particularpurpose: Every ​week I put aside some ​money for a new TV.leave/put sth aside If you ​leave or put a ​problem or ​request aside, you ​ignore it until you are ​able to ​solve it: Let's ​leave that ​matter aside for now and ​talk about the more ​urgentproblemfacing us.

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asidenoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈsaɪd/
a ​remark that someone makes in a ​quietvoice because they do not ​want everyone to ​hear it: a ​whispered aside a ​remark or ​story in a ​speech or ​text that is not ​part of the ​mainsubject: The ​informative asides about ​rurallife make this ​wineguideratherspecial.
(Definition of aside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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asideadverb [not gradable]

 us   /əˈsɑɪd/
on or to one ​side: I ​pushed aside the ​curtain and ​looked out the ​window. I took her aside (= out of ​hearingdistance of other ​people) to ​tell her to ​behave herself. The ​governorwants to set aside (= ​keepseparate and not ​spend) $50 million for ​emergencies.
Idioms
(Definition of aside from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aside”
in Korean 옆으로…
in Arabic جانِباً…
in Malaysian ke tepi…
in French de côté…
in Russian в сторону, на потом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向一邊, 在旁邊, 到(或向)一邊…
in Italian da parte…
in Turkish yan tarafa, yanıbaşına, yanına…
in Polish na bok, w bok, na później…
in Spanish aparte, a un lado…
in Vietnamese sang một bên…
in Portuguese de lado, ao lado…
in Thai ข้าง ๆ…
in German beiseite…
in Catalan a un costat…
in Japanese わきへ, わきに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向一边, 在旁边, 到(或向)一边…
in Indonesian ke (di) sisi…
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