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.
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She was also so delicate that I was very conscious of what I was putting next to her skin and so I offer an organic range too."
They have started to take issue with the big red crosses I'm so fond of putting next to the cheap and nasty frocks worn by certain soap stars to various events, and the mean comments I've made when yet another pop starlet steps out in a dress that in no way makes allowances for her ample chest, leaving her with the four-boob effect.