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sideline

Definitions of sideline
  1. noun
    a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
    synonyms: out of bounds
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    types:
    touchline
    either of the sidelines in soccer or rugby
    type of:
    line
    in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
  2. noun
    an auxiliary line of merchandise
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    type of:
    business line, line, line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line
    a particular kind of product or merchandise
  3. noun
    an auxiliary activity
    synonyms: avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, spare-time activity
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    types:
    spelaeology, speleology
    the pastime of exploring caves
    type of:
    interest, pastime, pursuit
    a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
  4. verb
    remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
    “The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President”
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    type of:
    break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
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