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Definition of sideline verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sideline

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