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Definition of opposite preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɑpəsət//
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  1. 1on the other side of a particular area from someone or something, and usually facing them I sat opposite him during the meal (= on the other side of the table). The bank is opposite the supermarket (= on the other side of the street). Write your address opposite (= next to) your name.
  2. 2acting in a movie or play as the partner of someone She starred opposite Tom Hanks.
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