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sidewaysadverb, adjective

uk   us   /ˈsaɪd.weɪz/
C2 in a ​direction to the ​left or ​right, not ​forwards or ​backwards: The ​fence is ​leaning sideways. If you would ​move sideways to the ​left, I can get everyone in the ​picture.

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

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sidewaysadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsɑɪdˌweɪz/
from one ​side to another, or with a ​side to the ​front: If you’d move sideways I could ​seebetter. Turn the ​table sideways. If you ​look at something sideways, you do not ​look at it ​directly.
(Definition of sideways from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sideways”
in Arabic على الجَنْب…
in Korean 옆으로…
in Portuguese de lado, lateralmente, para o lado…
in Catalan de costat…
in Japanese 横に, 横向きに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侧向地的…
in Turkish yanlamasına, uzunlamasına…
in Russian в сторону…
in Chinese (Traditional) 側向地的…
in Italian lateralmente, di lato, di traverso…
in Polish w bok, na bok, bokiem…
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