verb (used with object), side-dressed, side-dress·ing.
to fertilize (growing plants) by mixing fertilizer into the soil along each row.
Origin of side-dress
First recorded in 1965–70
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(tr) to place fertilizers on or in the soil near the roots of (growing plants)
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