side

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[ sahyd ]
/ saɪd /

noun

adjective

Verb Phrases past and past participle sid·ed, present participle sid·ing.

side with/against, to favor or support or refuse to support one group, opinion, etc., against opposition; take sides, as in a dispute: He always sides with the underdog.

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Idioms for side

Origin of side

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before 900; Middle English; Old English sīde (noun); cognate with Dutch zijde, German Seite, Old Norse sītha

SYNONYMS FOR side

OTHER WORDS FROM side

side·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH side

side sighed
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British Dictionary definitions for side against

side
/ (saɪd) /

noun

adjective

verb

Word Origin for side

Old English sīde; related to sīd wide, Old Norse sītha side, Old High German sīta
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Idioms and Phrases with side against (1 of 2)

side against

Refuse to support, oppose in a dispute, as in The older club members sided against the new program director and her strenuous exercise programs. [First half of 1700s] For the antonym, see side with.

Idioms and Phrases with side against (2 of 2)

side

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