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aside

1 adverb
     
a‧side1 S3 W3
1 kept to be used later:
I've been setting aside a few pounds each week.
One of the rooms was set aside for a yoga class.
Try to set aside a few hours a week for exercise.
Could you put this cake aside for me?
2 moved to one side or away from you:
He pushed his half-eaten salad aside and left.
He stepped aside to let Katherine go in first.
Mark drew me aside and explained the problem.
She swept her thick hair aside.
3 left to be considered or dealt with later, or not considered and dealt with at all:
He brushed aside criticisms of his performance.
Leaving aside the heat, we really enjoyed our holiday.
You must put aside your pride and call her.
4 [only after noun] used to show that something you have just said is not as important as what you are going to say next:
These problems aside, we think the plan should go ahead.
5

aside from somebody/something

especially American English
a) except for:
Aside from Durang's performance, the actors are ordinary.
b) in addition to:
In the poetry competition, aside from Hass, are four other entrants.

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