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side·line

 (sīd′līn′)
n.
1. Sports
a. A line along either of the two sides of a playing court or field, marking its limits.
b. sidelines The space outside such limits, occupied by coaches, inactive players, and spectators.
2. sidelines The position or point of view of those who observe rather than participate in an activity: the political sidelines.
3. A subsidiary line of merchandise.
4. An activity pursued in addition to one's regular occupation.
tr.v. side·lined, side·lin·ing, side·lines
To remove or keep from active participation.

sideline

(ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport a line that marks the side boundary of a playing area
2. a subsidiary interest or source of income
3. (Commerce) an auxiliary business activity or line of merchandise
vb (tr)
4. (General Sporting Terms) to prevent (a player) from taking part in a game
5. to prevent (a person) from pursuing a particular activity, operation, career, etc

side•line

(ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn)

n., v. -lined, -lin•ing. n.
1. a business or activity pursued in addition to one's primary business.
2. an additional or auxiliary line of goods.
3.
a. either of the two lines defining the side boundaries of an athletic field or court.
b. sidelines, the area immediately beyond either sideline.
c. sidelines, a nonparticipant point of view.
v.t.
4. to remove from action.
[1860–65]

sideline


Past participle: sidelined
Gerund: sidelining

Imperative
sideline
sideline
Present
I sideline
you sideline
he/she/it sidelines
we sideline
you sideline
they sideline
Preterite
I sidelined
you sidelined
he/she/it sidelined
we sidelined
you sidelined
they sidelined
Present Continuous
I am sidelining
you are sidelining
he/she/it is sidelining
we are sidelining
you are sidelining
they are sidelining
Present Perfect
I have sidelined
you have sidelined
he/she/it has sidelined
we have sidelined
you have sidelined
they have sidelined
Past Continuous
I was sidelining
you were sidelining
he/she/it was sidelining
we were sidelining
you were sidelining
they were sidelining
Past Perfect
I had sidelined
you had sidelined
he/she/it had sidelined
we had sidelined
you had sidelined
they had sidelined
Future
I will sideline
you will sideline
he/she/it will sideline
we will sideline
you will sideline
they will sideline
Future Perfect
I will have sidelined
you will have sidelined
he/she/it will have sidelined
we will have sidelined
you will have sidelined
they will have sidelined
Future Continuous
I will be sidelining
you will be sidelining
he/she/it will be sidelining
we will be sidelining
you will be sidelining
they will be sidelining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sidelining
you have been sidelining
he/she/it has been sidelining
we have been sidelining
you have been sidelining
they have been sidelining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sidelining
you will have been sidelining
he/she/it will have been sidelining
we will have been sidelining
you will have been sidelining
they will have been sidelining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sidelining
you had been sidelining
he/she/it had been sidelining
we had been sidelining
you had been sidelining
they had been sidelining
Conditional
I would sideline
you would sideline
he/she/it would sideline
we would sideline
you would sideline
they would sideline
Past Conditional
I would have sidelined
you would have sidelined
he/she/it would have sidelined
we would have sidelined
you would have sidelined
they would have sidelined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sideline - a line that marks the side boundary of a playing fieldsideline - a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
touchline - either of the sidelines in soccer or rugby
2.sideline - an auxiliary line of merchandise
line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line, business line, line - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
3.sideline - an auxiliary activitysideline - an auxiliary activity    
pastime, pursuit, interest - a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
spelaeology, speleology - the pastime of exploring caves
Verb1.sideline - remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position; "The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President"
demote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break - assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"

sideline

stand on the sidelines not get involved, not take part, not participate, be passive They have just stood on the sidelines and let the situation get worse.
Translations
الخَط الجانِبيعَمَل جانِبي
postranní čáravedlejší zaměstnání
bibeskæftigelsebierhverv
mellékfoglalkozásoldalvonal
aukastarfhliîarlína
postranná čiaravedľajšie zamestnanie
ek uğraşikinci işkenar çizgisiyan çizgi

sideline

[ˈsaɪdlaɪn]
A. N
1. (Ftbl, Tennis etc) → línea f de banda
to be on the sidelines (Sport) → estar fuera del terreno de juego, estar en la banda (fig) → estar al margen
2. (Rail) → apartadero m, vía f secundaria
3. (Comm) → actividad f suplementaria
it's just a sideline (fig) → es un pasatiempo, nada más
B. VT (esp US) → marginar
we won't be sidelinedno permitimos que se nos margine
he was sidelined by injury the whole seasonquedó fuera del equipo durante toda la temporada debido a una lesión

sideline

[ˈsaɪdlaɪn]
n
(SPORT)ligne f de touche, touche f
to wait on the sidelines, to stand on the sidelines (fig)rester sur la touche
(= second job) → activité f secondaire, à-côté m
He has several sidelines, none of which pay very much → Il a plusieurs à-côtés, mais qui ne rapportent pas grand-chose.
vt (fig) (= exclude) [+ person] → mettre sur la touche

sideline

[ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn] n
a. (Ftbl) → linea laterale
b. (Comm) → attività f inv collaterale

side

(said) noun
1. (the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line. He walked round the side of the field; He lives on the same side of the street as me.
2. a surface of something. A cube has six sides.
3. one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back. There is a label on the side of the box.
4. either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc. Don't waste paper – write on both sides!
5. the right or left part of the body. I've got a pain in my side.
6. a part or division of a town etc. He lives on the north side of the town.
7. a slope (of a hill). a mountain-side.
8. a point of view; an aspect. We must look at all sides of the problem.
9. a party, team etc which is opposing another. Whose side are you on?; Which side is winning?
adjective
additional, but less important. a side issue.
-side
(the ground etc beside) the edge of something. He walked along the dockside/quayside; a roadside café.
-sided
having (a certain number or type of) sides. a four-sided figure.
ˈsidelong adjective, adverb
from or to the side; not directly. a sidelong glance; He glanced sidelong.
ˈsideways adjective, adverb
to or towards one side. He moved sideways; a sideways movement.
ˈsideburns noun plural
the usually short hair grown on the side of a man's face in front of the ears.
side effect
an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc. These pills have unpleasant side effects.
ˈsidelight noun
a light fixed to the side, or at the side of the front or back, of a car, boat etc. He switched his sidelights on when it began to get dark.
ˈsideline noun
1. a business etc carried on outside one's regular job or activity. He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.
2. the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
ˈsidelines noun plural
the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc. He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road
a small, minor road.
ˈsidesteppast tense, past participle ˈsidestepped verb
1. to step to one side. He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.
2. to avoid. to sidestep a problem.
ˈside-street noun
a small, minor street. The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
ˈsidetrack verb
to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do. I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
ˈsidewalk noun
(American) a pavement or footpath.
from all sides
from every direction. People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides
all around. With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side
beside one another; close together. They walked along the street side by side.
side with
to give support to in an argument etc. Don't side with him against us!
take sides
to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another. Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.
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