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sideways

[sahyd-weyz] /ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
with a side foremost.
2.
facing to the side.
3.
toward or from one side.
4.
with a deceitful, scornful, disparaging, or amorous glance.
adjective
5.
moving, facing, or directed toward one side.
6.
indirect or evasive.
Also, sideway, sidewise
[sahyd-wahyz] /ˈsaɪdˌwaɪz/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; side1 + -ways

sideway

[sahyd-wey] /ˈsaɪdˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a byway.
adjective, adverb
2.
Origin
1605-15; side1 + way1
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Examples from the web for sideways
  • Pops let out a snort and moved sideways to the edge of the wharf, where he looked below and side to side.
  • The trick in both cases, was tipping the blocks sideways so that their open spaces become integral to the design.
  • Lateral buds grow along the sides of a shoot and give rise to the sideways growth that makes a plant bushy.
  • Scientists speculate that the tremors coincided with the sideways escape of pent-up gases.
  • If there is uplift from the sea floor then the water is pushed up and then because of its own weight it has to move sideways.
  • To get the gas out, companies drill down into the shale, then sideways through the deposit.
  • When the mouse was moved, the vertical wheel rolled along the surface while the horizontal wheel slid sideways.
  • Their tails are flattened sideways, and all four feet partially webbed.
  • The up and down, or sideways, movement ratchets up a spring that then turns some gears and flywheels.
  • They can grow up, sideways, split into new growing tips with branches and buds.
British Dictionary definitions for sideways

sideways

/ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
2.
from one side; obliquely
3.
with one side forward
adjective (prenominal)
4.
moving or directed to or from one side
5.
towards or from one side
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Word Origin and History for sideways
adv.

1570s, from side (n.) + way, with adverbial genitive. To look sideways "cast scornful glances" is recorded from 1844.

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Idioms and Phrases with sideways
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