From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalongsidea‧long‧side /əˌlɒŋˈsaɪd $ əˌlɒːŋ-/ ●●○W3 adverb, preposition 🔊 🔊 1NEXT TOnext to the side of something 🔊 A car drew up alongside. 🔊 Children’s prices are shown alongside adult prices.2WITHused to say that people or things do something or exist together at the same time 🔊 Charles spent a week working alongside the miners. 🔊 Organized crime continued to flourish alongside the mainstream economy.3in comparison with something 🔊 His achievement may seem small alongside the great triumphs of 20th-century technology. 🔊 Athletics should rank alongside (=be equal to) soccer and cricket as a major sport.
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drew up alongside• The policevan that had passed us drew up alongside.• He was in luck because a cabdrew up alongside him and a man got out.rank alongside• How does it rank alongsidepraying in the end zone?• Since the early eighteenth century the redwines of Ambonnay have ranked alongside those of the now more famous Bouzy.