Definition of to the side
1 : 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.
2 : 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.
3 : 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.
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