Pronunciation: /ˈinˈsīd /
- 1 [usually in singular] The inner side or surface of a thing: she ran a finger around the inside of the bowlMore example sentences
- He spied the empty margarine tub next to the stove and ran his finger around the inside, licking the remnants greedily from his hands.
- With this loop you cannot tell which side is the inside and which is the outside.
- Slice the baguette in half lengthways and brush the inside with the oil, pressing it firmly into the bread.
- 1.1The side of a bend or curve where the edge or surface is shorter: the inside of the bendMore example sentences
- Built on the inside of a bend in the river most of the city was below sea level.
- 1.2The side of a racetrack nearer to the center, where the lanes are shorter: he was blocked on the inside at the furlong markerMore example sentences
- David Flores has the mount on Mash One, who breaks from the inside in a field of six.
- Creon and jockey Timmy Murphy sneaked up the inside to overcome GVA Ireland and win the Pertemps Final.
- You take risks when you go around the inside, but eight times out of 10 it will win you races.
- 2The inner part; the interior: the inside of the car was like an oven these boats are built of very thin cedar, with ribs on the insideMore example sentences
- Too sweet a potato will burn on the outside before the inside has a chance to cook.
- From this, we find that the inside, like the outside, is a bit yellow.
- The building is pretty much the same on the outside but the inside is very different.
- 2.1 (usually insides) • informal The stomach and bowels: my insides are out of orderMore example sentences
- A strange burning in her legs reached up to her stomach and twisted her insides.
- Joe was attacked and had a massive hole in his body with his insides hanging out.
- Suddenly there was a weight in my gut as if my insides had fallen asleep; something wasn't quite right but not enough to cause a stir.
- 3 (the inside) • informal A position affording private information: will you be my spy on the inside?More example sentences
- Campaigners long to be on the inside - but fear being compromised when they get there.
- The real problem with that was that there was a journalist or two on the inside.
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- 1Situated on or in, or derived from, the inside: an inside pocketMore example sentences
- Carry your wallet in an inside pocket, preferably one which can fasten never in your back pocket
- He tucks it swiftly in the inside pocket of his denim jacket, and will never feel the need to wear a comedy
- And to ensure she does not lose the ring, she says she will glue it to the inside pocket of her suit.
- 1.1(In some team sports) denoting positions nearer to the center of the field: possibly the best inside linebacker in the countryMore example sentences
- Johnson has a lot of that in him; he's around the ball a lot, even from his inside position.
- The quarterback hands the ball off deep in the backfield to create the illusion of an inside zone play.
- But Snee has proved himself at inside centre and Oldfield has also proved himself.
- 1.2(Of a pitch in baseball) passing between the batter and the strike zone: an inside pitch to a right-handed hitterMore example sentences
- The subject of their discussions, of their work in the batting cage, was the inside pitch.
- His size and big swing make him susceptible to the inside pitch, but that can be cured.
- The club wanted him to drive the ball to the gaps and pull the inside pitch.
preposition & adverb
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- 1Situated within the confines of (something): [as preposition]: a radio was playing inside the apartment he fitted a light inside the cupboard [as adverb]: Mr. Jackson is waiting for you insideMore example sentences
- The salty breeze and the large beach are a welcome relief for many who are cooped up inside flats and apartments.
- It must be freezing out there, or perhaps it's just hot inside the confines of the apartment.
- A casino and arcade games will also be situated inside the house itself.
- 1.1Moving so as to end up within (something): [as preposition]: Anatoly reached inside his shirt and brought out a map [as adverb]: we walked insideMore example sentences
- I watched as the man in the yellow shirt, still in his seat, reached inside his shirt and pulled out a small red book.
- He reached inside his shirt and pulled out a small bottle, shaped like a flask.
- Her smile faded and she reached inside her shirt to touch the Nikolas' medallion.
- 1.2Within (the body or mind of a person), typically with reference to sensations of self-awareness: [as preposition]: she felt a stirring of life inside her I just roll the phrases around inside my head [as adverb]: I was screaming insideMore example sentences
- His Blade Soul was annoyed; Asgard felt it as a hot prickling sensation inside his mind.
- Her mind was still blank, and a small voice from inside her mind was screaming for her to run for the hills.
- It felt like my insides were on fire and were running around screaming inside my body!
- 1.3 • informal In prison: sentenced to three years insideMore example sentences
- A lot of the prisoners write about how hard it is inside and hopefully when they leave prison they will reflect on this.
- Some have committed murder while inside and then got a life sentence on top.
- 1.4 Baseball Close to the batter.More example sentences
- It's ridiculous the way some umps go out and warn a pitcher if he throws inside to a batter.
- Weaver hit Larry Walker with a pitch to lead off the sixth inning, one of the many times Weaver went inside on batters.
- 1.5(In basketball, soccer, and other sports) closer to the center of the field than (another player): [as preposition]: he went inside Graves and scored near the post [as adverb]: he does an excellent job of getting the ball inside to RandallMore example sentences
- He picked up a long ball on the right wing, cut inside and found himself on the byline, a couple of yards from the Monaco post and goalkeeper.
- This play is dirt-simple and works effectively if you have a player that can score inside.
- Frings cuts inside from the right and fires the ball at Bierhoff, who swivels and shoots.
- 2 [preposition] In less than (the period of time specified): the oven will have paid for itself inside 18 monthsMore example sentences
- Moral of the story: if you can't do something yourself inside a reasonable period of time, pay someone else to do it.
- Why was she allowed to be moved into a hospice for so many years when hospices are supposed to be for people who will die naturally inside six months or so?
- It is expected that the entire development down to Shanvaghera will be completed inside a few months.
- • informal Within: something inside of me wanted to believe himMore example sentences
- He stood in the crisp air inside of the forbidding black tower, staring thoughtfully out towards the south.
- I pull out the chair, sit down and begin to type what is in my heart, and as I do, a change takes place not only inside of me, but also within the room.
- Before they could go inside of the room a gust of wind blew from within the room.
- In less than (the period of time specified): rerigging a ship for a voyage inside of a weekMore example sentences
- The centurions club is an elite club of people who can run or walk 100 miles inside of 24 hours.
- It's not necessarily bucketing down, but coming down hard enough that we were both soaked to the skin inside of fifteen minutes.
- Two missed scores and two points inside of four minutes of the restart had Carlow back within a goal of their opponents.