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sideways

[ sahyd-weyz ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌweɪz /
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adverb
with a side foremost.
facing to the side.
toward or from one side.
with a deceitful, scornful, disparaging, or amorous glance.
adjective
moving, facing, or directed toward one side.
indirect or evasive.
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Also sideway, side·wise [sahyd-wahyz]. /ˈsaɪdˌwaɪz/.

Origin of sideways

First recorded in 1570–80; side1 + -ways
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How to use sideways in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sideways

sideways
/ (ˈsaɪdˌweɪz) /

adverb
moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
from one side; obliquely
with one side forward
adjective (prenominal)
moving or directed to or from one side
towards or from one side
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sideways

sideways

see knock for a loop (sideways); look sideways at.

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