put (someone or something) next to (someone or something else)

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put (someone or something) next to (someone or something else)

To set someone or something in a position that is immediately adjacent to someone or something else. You can put those boxes next to my desk, thanks. They put me next to Jeff for the concert.
See also: next, put, something
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"I would have preferred seven or eight, but that would have put us next to Sea Wave and we all know what he did last time!"
I would have preferred seven or eight but that would have put us next to Sea Wave!"