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- Moving or directed toward one side.
- Giving Mary a sideways glance, he said, […] .
- He gave the ball a sideways kick.
- (informal) Positioned sideways (with a side to the front).
- There was a stack of papers in front of each seat at the table, but each stack was sideways.
- (informal) Neither moving upward nor moving downward.
- Once we get out of this sideways economy, our figures will more accurately reflect what we're truly capable of.
- (usually with "with", informal) In conflict (with); not compatible (with).
- He was constantly getting sideways with his boss till he got fired.
moving or directed towards one side
neither moving up nor moving down
- With a side to the front.
- He builds houses sideways, with the front door on the side.
- Towards one side.
- A bishop moves only diagonally; a rook, only sideways, forward, and back.
- He looked sideways at the new arrival, wondering who she was.
- Askance; sidelong.
- (informal) Neither upward nor downward.
- The economy has been moving sideways for several months now.
with a side to the front
neither upward nor downward
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