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 ?
You'd better get dressed and come down-stairs and never mind your imaginings," said Marilla as soon as she could get a word in edgewise.
Poor Gilbert hardly had a chance to get a word in edgewise.
It's hard to get a word in edgewise in this news climate, dominated as it is with the Senate Scandal and the ruling Conservative malfeasance, the RCMP investigations of Duffy and Wright and now the PMO, and, of course, the clown car that is the Ford Nation in Toronto.