put aside

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verb (tr, adverb)
to move (an object, etc) to one side, esp in rejection
to store up; saveto put money aside for a rainy day
to ignore or disregardlet us put aside our differences
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put aside


Also, put by or away. Save, store up for future use, as in We put aside all the toys for our grandchildren, or James put by dozens of cans of tomatoes this year, or She put away some of her salary every month. The first two terms date from the late 1700s, the third from the late 1800s.


Also, set aside. Place out of the way, as in The clerk put the bruised fruit aside to sell at reduced prices, or We set aside the outdoor furniture before we water the lawn. [Late 1800s]

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