a|side1 [ ə`saıd ] adverb **
used for telling someone that what you are mentioning is not as important as what you are going to say next:
You're right to mention her home circumstances, but that aside, how is her school work?
aside from
1. ) except for:
Aside from hanging around in the street, there's nothing for kids to do here.
2. ) used for saying that something exists, is true, or happens in addition to something else:
He'd eaten half a loaf of bread, and that was aside from the sandwich he'd had earlier.
brush/sweep/cast something aside
to refuse to consider or deal with something:
Railroad companies brushed aside fears that staff cuts would compromise safety.
move/step etc. aside
to move away from someone or something, or to move something or someone away from you:
Helen stepped aside to let him pass.
The little boy was pushed roughly aside.
set/put/leave something aside
1. ) to deliberately not consider or include something:
Leaving aside the question of how young they are, do you think the boys are guilty?
They'll have to put aside their political differences and find a solution.
2. ) to stop using, doing, or dealing with something:
He set his pen aside and read over what he had written.
3. ) to keep time, money, land, etc. for future use or a particular purpose:
Try to set aside half an hour every day for something you really enjoy doing.
turn aside
to turn your head or body away from someone or something so that you are no longer looking at them:
She looked appealingly in his direction, but he turned aside.
a|side 2 [ ə`saıd ] noun count
a remark about something that is not the main subject of your discussion
a. something that you say quietly to someone because you do not want other people to hear
b. something that a character in a play or movie says that they want the audience but not the other characters to hear

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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