put away


verb (tr, adverb)

to return (something) to the correct or proper placehe put away his books
to saveto put away money for the future
to lock up in a prison, mental institution, etcthey put him away for twenty years
to eat or drink, esp in large amounts
to put to death, because of old age or illnessthe dog had to be put away

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Idioms and Phrases with put away

put away

1

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.

2

Renounce, discard, as in Put away all those negative thoughts. [Late 1300s]

3

Consume quickly, ingest readily, as in He put away his dinner in just a few minutes. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

4

Confine to a mental health facility, as in The doctor said we had to put her away. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

5

Kill, as in The vet put our old cat away. [Colloquial; late 1500s]

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