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English noun: sideline

1. sideline (location) a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field


Synonymsout of bounds


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)touchline

2. sideline (artifact) an auxiliary line of merchandise


Broader (hypernym)business line, line, line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line

3. sideline (act) an auxiliary activity


Synonymsavocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, spare-time activity


Broader (hypernym)interest, pastime, pursuit


Narrower (hyponym)spelaeology, speleology


English verb: sideline

1. sideline (social) remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position


SamplesThe outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate









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