put away

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to return (something) to the correct or proper place: he put away his books

  2. to save: to put away money for the future

  1. to lock up in a prison, mental institution, etc: they put him away for twenty years

  2. to eat or drink, esp in large amounts

  3. to put to death, because of old age or illness: the dog had to be put away

Words Nearby put away

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How to use put away in a sentence

  • His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • It is commonly said: If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and marry another man, shall he return to her any more?

  • Instinct had prompted her to put away her husband's bounty in casting off her allegiance.

  • put away that great pile of foolscap and talk to me; Im as full of talk as an egg is full of meat.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • He thrust the pouch back in his pocket, as if to put away the subject with the trifle which had brought it up.

Other Idioms and Phrases with put away

put away

Place in a designated spot for storage; also, place out of reach. For example, Please put away your clothes, or This young tennis player can really put away the ball. Also see set aside, def. 1.

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