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Definition of sideline verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [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. 1sideline 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sideline

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