Sideways meaning

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Toward one side.

Took a step sideways; a sideways glance.

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From one side.

A painting lit sideways; sideways pressure.

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With the side forward.

Turned sideways to show the profile; a sideways view.

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From the side.
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So as to present a side; with one side forward.
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Toward one side; laterally; obliquely.
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Turned or moving toward or from one side.
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Plural form of sideway.
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Moving or directed toward one side.

Giving Mary a sideways glance, he said, [...] .

He gave the ball a sideways kick.

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(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.

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(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.

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(usually with "with", informal) In conflict (with); not compatible (with).

He was constantly getting sideways with his boss till he got fired.

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With a side to the front.

He builds houses sideways, with the front door on the side.

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A bishop moves only diagonally; a rook, only sideways, forward, and back.

He looked sideways at the new arrival, wondering who she was.

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(informal) Neither upward nor downward.

The economy has been moving sideways for several months now.

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