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opposite

1 preposition
     
op‧po‧site1 S2 W2
1 especially British English if one thing or person is opposite another, they are facing each other:
The people sitting opposite us looked very familiar.
on the wall opposite the door
! Do not say that one thing is 'opposite to' or 'opposite of' another. Say that one thing is opposite another: There's a car park opposite the hotel.see usage note front1
2

play/star/appear etc opposite somebody

to act with someone in a film, especially as the two main characters:
a comedy in which he stars opposite Julia Roberts

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