[ UK /ˈɛd‍ʒwe‍ɪz/ ]
[ US /ˈɛdʒˌweɪz/ ]
  1. with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
    he sawed the board edgeways
    held it edgewise
  2. as if by an edge; barely
    I could not get a word in edgewise
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How To Use edgeways In A Sentence

  • Lo and behold, get a bit of nicotine down him and a nice cappuccino, and you can't get a word in edgeways.
  • Roz was talking so much that nobody else could get a word in edgeways!
  • In many places basalt in piles and crumbling strata of hornblende schiste, disposed edgeways, green within, and without blackened by sun and rain, cropped out of the ground. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah
  • He's cocky and egotistical and it's near impossible to get a word in edgeways.
  • To minimise distortion, long cylindrical objects should be quenched vertically, flat sections edgeways and thick sections should enter the bath first.
  • `I can remember when it was impossible to get a word in edgeways. FINAL RESORT
  • And I've got so much to talk about nobody else'll get a word in edgeways. MR STARLIGHT
  • He had not been able to get a word in edgeways at The Collier's Arms to his great frustration. GOODBYE CURATE
  • Beppo stretched out his arm, and chopped his hand edgeways five testificatory times on the shoulder-ridge. Vittoria — Volume 2
  • That made him nervous, and he turned edgeways to keep an eye on him.
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