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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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