to the side


: in a direction that is away from or beyond the center of something
The statue is leaning to the side.
often + of
Pull over to the side of the road.
: to a place that is on one side : away from other people
Please move/step to the side.
She took the boy to the side and told him to behave.
: in a state in which something is not dealt with, done, or used until a later time : aside
Let's put/leave that question to the side for a moment.
He set his household chores to the side to finish writing his essay.
They managed to put some money to the side every month.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Beason, who was inches away, screamed and darted to the side. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 10 May 2023 Her natural wavy blonde hair is parted to the side, highlighting its volume and texture. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 10 May 2023 Just days before Trump was indicted by a grand jury for his role in paying hush money to Stormy Daniels, Trump snapped at a reporter for asking him about the investigation at all, grabbing the journalist’s two phones and throwing them to the side. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 10 May 2023 Mowers with bags that attach to the back of the mower will be easier to maneuver around obstacles than mowers with bags that attach to the side. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2023 Perry wore a bright, monochromatic ensemble of pastel pink with a pencil skirt, long gloves and a large round hat stylishly tilted to the side. USA TODAY, 6 May 2023 Where the Miura has a simple, low dashboard showcasing a giant speedometer on the left, matching tachometer on the right, and ancillary gauges standing proud off to the side, the Countach jams everything into a traditional cluster behind the wheel. Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 4 May 2023 In beer and soda, the bubbles veer off to the side and the bubble chains are not as stable. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 3 May 2023 Turn these levers all the way counterclockwise until the vise moves freely on its base, Next, slide the handle on the movable jaw all the way to the side and use the handle to turn the vise on its base. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 26 Apr. 2023 See More

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“To the side.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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