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preposition     beside pronunciation in British English
/bɪˈsaɪd/
  1. 1
    at the side of someone or something and close to them

    Who’s that standing beside Jeff?

    I knelt down beside the bed.

    We found a picnic area down beside the river.

  2. 2
    used for comparing two people or things

    Their efforts were puny beside Frederick’s.

 
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