put aside

put aside
verb
1. stop using
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the children were told to put away their toys

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the students put away their notebooks

Syn: ↑put away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
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it's time for you to put away childish things

Syn: ↑put away
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up, ↑cut off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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put aside [phrasal verb]
put (something) aside or put aside (something)
1 : to save or keep (something, such as money) to be used at a later time

She's been putting aside some money for a vacation.

Can you put a few minutes aside for a short meeting?

2 : to stop worrying or thinking about (something)

We need to put these problems aside for now and get the work done.

It's time to put aside our differences and start working together.

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Main Entry:put

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