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sideline

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈsaɪdlaɪn/
to stop someone from being included in an activity that they usually do, especially a sport: [often passive] He's broken his ankle and could be sidelined for weeks.Of little or less importanceNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of sideline verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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