1) ADV: ADV after v Sideways means from or towards the side of something or someone.

Piercey glanced sideways at her...

The ladder blew sideways...

He was facing sideways.

Sideways is also an adjective.

Alfred shot him a sideways glance.

2) ADV: ADV after v If you are moved sideways at work, you move to another job at the same level as your old job.

He would be moved sideways, rather than demoted.

Sideways is also an adjective.

...her recent sideways move.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If you are knocked sideways by something, it makes you feel very surprised, confused, or upset. [INFORMAL]

He was knocked sideways by the result...

A week ago I met my ex-boyfriend and it knocked us both sideways.

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  • sideways — 1570s, from SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). To look sideways cast scornful glances is recorded from 1844 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • sideways — [adv] to the edge, exteriority alongside, aside, aslant, aslope, athwart, broadside, crabwise, edgeways, indirectly, laterally, obliquely, side by side, sidelong, sidewards, slanting, slantingly, slantwise, sloping, to the side; concepts 581,583 …   New thesaurus

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  • sideways — side|ways [ˈsaıdweız] adv 1.) to or towards one side ▪ A strong gust of wind blew the car sideways into the ditch. 2.) with the side, rather than the front or back, facing forwards ▪ They brought the piano sideways through the front door. 3.) if… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sideways — 1. adjective a) Moving or directed toward one side. Giving Mary a sideways glance, he said,. b) Positioned sideways . He gave the ball a sideways kick. 2. adverb …   Wiktionary

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