Definition of sideline verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sideline

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsaɪdlaɪn//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sideline
     
    he / she / it sidelines
     
    past simple sidelined
     
    -ing form sidelining
     
     
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  1. 1 sideline somebody to prevent someone from playing on a team, especially because of an injury The player has been sidelined by a knee injury.
  2. 2sideline somebody to prevent someone from having an important part in something that other people are doing The vice president is increasingly being sidelined.
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