edgeways


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edge·wise

 (ĕj′wīz′) also edge·ways (-wāz′)
adv.
1. With the edge foremost.
2. On, by, with, or toward the edge.

edgeways

(ˈɛdʒˌweɪz) or

edgewise

adv
1. with the edge forwards or uppermost: they carried the piano in edgeways.
2. on, by, with, or towards the edge: he held it edgeways.
3. get a word in edgeways (usually used with a negative) to succeed in interrupting a conversation in which someone else is talking incessantly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.edgeways - as if by an edge; barely; "I could not get a word in edgewise"
2.edgeways - with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge; "he sawed the board edgeways"; "held it edgewise"
Translations

edgeways

[ˈedʒweɪz] edgewise [ˈedʒwaɪz] ADVde lado, de canto
I couldn't get a word in edgewaysno pude meter baza

edgeways

[ˈedʒweɪz] adv [move] → latéralement
he couldn't get a word in edgeways → il ne pouvait pas placer un mot, il ne pouvait pas en placer une

edgeways

advmit der Schmalseite voran; I couldn’t get a word in edgewaysich bin überhaupt nicht zu Wort gekommen

edgeways

[ˈɛdʒˌweɪz] advdi fianco
I couldn't get a word in edgeways (fam) → non sono riuscito a infilare neppure una parola
References in classic literature ?
Old Hank Bunker done it once, and bragged about it; and in less than two years he got drunk and fell off of the shot-tower, and spread him- self out so that he was just a kind of a layer, as you may say; and they slid him edgeways between two barn doors for a coffin, and buried him so, so they say, but I didn't see it.
Try to keep quiet for a moment, and see how it would seem; a body can't get in a word edgeways, you talk so much.
This may be illustrated by placing books edgeways on a carpet, and then, after the manner suggested by Michell, imitating the undulations of an earthquake: it will be found that they fall with more or less readiness, according as their direction more or less nearly coincides with the line of the waves.
The axe would be placed edgeways towards the archer, and he would have to shoot his arrow through the hole into which the handle was fitted when the axe was in use.
Both at Paris and on the Rhine, and even in Switzerland--there are so many Poles, with their sympathisers, the French, at these tables d'hote that one cannot get a word in edgeways if one happens only to be a Russian.
When Pickering starts shouting nobody can get a word in edgeways.
He could not judge the distance, and they flew edgeways to him, so as to conceal the broader aspect of their bulk.
And luck-bringing Hermes, the son of Zeus, passed edgeways through the key-hole of the hall like the autumn breeze, even as mist: straight through the cave he went and came to the rich inner chamber, walking softly, and making no noise as one might upon the floor.
The other took it, and began to examine it; he smoothed it between his fingers, and held it up to the light; he turned it over, and upside down, and edgeways.
He hit back, adding: "We'll have to call you Jaws because I can never get a word in edgeways.
I was a good ten yards from her when she commenced, and for the next fifteen minutes I couldn't get a word in edgeways.
Our director, Martin Dennis, is a saint as he has to try and get a word in edgeways with us.