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Definition of aside adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1to one side; out of the way She pulled the curtain aside. Stand aside and let these people pass. He took me aside (= away from a group of people) to give me some advice. (figurative) Putting aside (= not considering at this stage) the cost of the program, let us examine its benefits. All our protests were brushed aside (= ignored).
  2. 2to be used later We set aside some money for repairs.
  3. 3used after nouns to say that except for one thing, something is true Money worries aside, things are going well.
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