look aside(redirected from looking aside)
To turn one's head away from someone or something. I looked aside as the coroner drew the covering back, unable to bring myself to look upon my poor friend's body. My father kept trying to catch my eye from the audience throughout the panel discussion, so I eventually had to look aside and act as if I hadn't noticed him.
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to look to one side; to turn one's head aside so as not to see someone or something. As I approached, he looked aside, pretending not to recognize me. She looked aside, hoping I wouldn't see her.
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