- 1 to 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).
- 2to be used later We set aside some money for repairs.
- 3used after nouns to say that except for one thing, something is true Money worries aside, things are going well.
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