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Definition of alongside preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    alongside

     preposition
    preposition
    BrE BrE//əˌlɒŋˈsaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌlɔːŋˈsaɪd//
     
    , NAmE//əˌlɑːŋˈsaɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1  next to or at the side of something A police car pulled up alongside us. a lifeboat moored alongside the yacht Much of the land alongside the river is below sea level.
  2. 2  together with or at the same time as something/somebody Traditional beliefs still flourish alongside a modern urban lifestyle.

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