edgewise
adverb Date: 1677 1. sideways 2. as if by an edge ; barelyusually used in the phrase get a word in edgewise

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  • edgewise — [ej′wīz΄] adv. with the edge foremost; on, by, with, or toward the edge: also Chiefly Brit. edgeways [ej′wāz΄] get a word in edgewise to manage to say something in a conversation being monopolized by another or others …   English World dictionary

  • edgewise — see EDGEWAYS (Cf. edgeways) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Edgewise — Edgeways Edge ways, Edgewise Edge wise, adv. With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge. [1913 Webster] {to get a word in edgewise} to succeed in expressing an opinion in a conversation, in spite of constant speech from another… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • edgewise — /ej wuyz /, adv. 1. with the edge forward; in the direction of the edge. 2. sideways. 3. get a word in edgewise, to succeed in entering a conversation or expressing one s opinion in spite of competition or opposition: There were so many people… …   Universalium

  • edgewise — adverb 1. with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge (Freq. 1) he sawed the board edgeways held it edgewise • Syn: ↑edgeways 2. as if by an edge; barely I could not get a word in edgewise • …   Useful english dictionary

  • edgewise — adverb a) Edgeways. Once his boss got started, Jim just couldnt get a word in edgewise. b) As if by an edge …   Wiktionary

  • edgewise — See: get a word in or get a word in edgewise also get a word in edgeways …   Словарь американских идиом

  • edgewise — edgeways UK [ˈedʒweɪz] / US [ˈedʒˌweɪz] or edgewise UK [ˈedʒwaɪz] / US [ˈedʒˌwaɪz] adverb sideways Pack the plates edgeways with plenty of paper between them. • not get a word in edgeways …   English dictionary

  • edgewise — See: GET A WORD IN or GET A WORD IN EDGEWAYS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • edgewise — See: GET A WORD IN or GET A WORD IN EDGEWAYS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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