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"beside" in British English

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besidepreposition

uk   /bɪˈsaɪd/  us   /bɪˈsaɪd/
A2 at the side of, next to: Come and sit here beside me. Our school was built right beside a river.
compared to another person or thing: Those books seem very dull beside this one.
be beside the point
C2 to be in no way connected to the subject that is being discussed: Let's stick to discussing whether the road should be built at all. The exact cost is beside the point.

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(Definition of beside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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besidepreposition

 us   /bɪˈsɑɪd/
at the side of; next to: Come and sit here beside me.
(Definition of beside from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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