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.
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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
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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"
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Translations

edgeways

[ˈedʒweɪz] edgewise [ˈedʒwaɪz] ADVde lado, de canto
I couldn't get a word in edgewaysno pude meter baza
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

edgeways

advmit der Schmalseite voran; I couldn’t get a word in edgewaysich bin überhaupt nicht zu Wort gekommen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

edgeways

[ˈɛdʒˌweɪz] advdi fianco
I couldn't get a word in edgeways (fam) → non sono riuscito a infilare neppure una parola
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
One classic example is the story of the raising of Lazarus--in which Lazarus, first of all, never gets a word in edgewise. I think Lazarus was Everyman, representing the problem of human mortality.