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move aside

1. To move to one side, especially to get out of someone or something's way. Move aside so that ambulance can get through, Tom! We all moved aside as the troops came down the hallway.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to move to one side, especially to get out of someone or something's way. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "move" and "aside." The police officers moved the people aside as the motorcade left the building. Just move those boxes aside to make room for the sofa.
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move aside

to step or move out of the way. Please move aside. Could you please move aside so we can get this cart through?
See also: aside, move
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Flashing lights, moving aside for emergency vehicles and letting other cars out of side streets were named as the key gestures people feel will be forgotten as the new cars take to the roads.
Groves is moving aside because of this shift in direction and would be substituted by deputy chief Theresa Burton.
If only you had wound down the window and said 'Excuse me, I'm a self-centred ignorant prat who feels he shouldn't have to wait, would you mind moving aside for me?'
Moving aside the ethical reasons for opposition for the time being, Carwyn's job creation figures are grossly inaccurate when only around 1,600 jobs have been created at the current Faslane base.
The man who is moving aside to make way for Mr Rudd in the post, Stephen Smith, left a warning for both Ms Gillard and Mr Rudd when he said there should not be a crack of light between the Prime Minister and the foreign minister on policy matters.
It costs nothing for people to be courteous and say 'thank you' or 'please', whether it's holding the door open or moving aside on the footpath.