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offsideadjective

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offside adjective (IN SPORTS)

uk   /ˌɒfˈsaɪd/  us   /ˌɑːf-/ (US also offsides,  us   /ˌɑːfˈsaɪdz/ uk   ) (in ​particularsports, ​especiallyfootball and hockey) in a ​position that is not ​allowed by the ​rules of the ​game, often in ​front of the ​ball

offside adjective (OF VEHICLE)

uk   /ˈɒf.saɪd/  us   /ˈɑːf-/ [before noun] UK on or ​relating to the ​side of a ​vehicle that is ​furthest from the ​edge of the ​road and ​closest to the ​centre of the ​road when you are ​driving: The offside ​rearwheelneedsreplacing.
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offsidenoun

uk   /ˌɒfˈsaɪd/  us   /ˌɑːf-/

offside noun (IN SPORTS)

[U] in ​sports such as ​football, an ​occasion when a ​player is offside: Coventry had a ​goaldisallowed for offside.
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offside noun (VEHICLE/ROAD)

the offside uk   /ðiˈɒf.saɪd/  us   /ðiˈɑːf-/ [S] UK the ​side of a ​vehicle that is ​furthest from the ​edge of the ​road and ​closest to the ​centre of the ​road when you are ​driving, i.e. (in the UK) the ​rightside: The ​car was ​scraped all along the offside.
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