I UK [ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "sideline":
singular sideline plural sidelines
1) a job that you do in addition to your main job, in order to earn extra money
a) either of the lines on the sides of a sports field that show where the edges of the field are
b) the sidelines the area at the edge of a sports field

He was shouting instructions from the sidelines.

3) the sidelines a situation in which you watch something that is happening but are not involved in it or cannot influence it

This is no time for sitting on the sidelines – our government must get involved.

II UK [ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "sideline":
present tense I/you/we/they sideline he/she/it sidelines present participle sidelining past tense sidelined past participle sidelined
1) to cause a player in a sport or game to be unable to play

Champion Tommy Moe is sidelined with a bad knee injury.

2) to prevent someone from being involved in something that they would normally expect to be involved in

Some delegates complained of being sidelined.

English dictionary. 2014.

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