so as to

In order to, as in We took off our shoes so as to avoid scratching the newly finished floors. This idiom is always followed by an infinitive. For a synonym, see in order to, def. 5.


Nearby words

  1. snugly,
  2. snyder,
  3. snyder, gary,
  4. snye,
  5. so,
  6. so be it,
  7. so far,
  8. so far as,
  9. so far, so good,
  10. so help me

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.