put away

put away
verb
1. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (Freq. 2)
-

The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend

-

She locked her jewels in the safe

Syn: ↑lock in, ↑lock away, ↑lock, ↑shut up, ↑shut away, ↑lock up
Derivationally related forms: ↑lockup (for: ↑lock up)
Hypernyms: ↑confine
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

-

Somebody ——s somebody

-

Somebody ——s somebody PP

-

Somebody ——s something PP

2. throw or cast away (Freq. 1)
-

Put away your worries

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑disposition (for: ↑dispose), ↑disposal (for: ↑dispose), ↑fling (for: ↑fling), ↑discard (for: ↑discard)
Hypernyms: ↑get rid of, ↑remove
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

3. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
-

The suspects were imprisoned without trial

-

the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

Syn:
imprison, ↑incarcerate, ↑lag, ↑immure, ↑put behind bars, ↑jail, ↑jug, ↑gaol, ↑remand
Derivationally related forms:
remand (for: ↑remand), ↑gaoler (for: ↑gaol), ↑gaol (for: ↑gaol), ↑jailer (for: ↑jail), ↑jailor (for: ↑jail), ↑jail (for: ↑jail), ↑immurement (for: ↑immure), ↑incarceration (for: ↑incarcerate), ↑imprisonment (for: ↑imprison)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑confine, ↑detain
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s somebody

-

They want to put away the prisoners

4. stop using
-

the children were told to put away their toys

-

the students put away their notebooks

Syn: ↑put aside
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

5. kill gently, as with an injection
-

the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep

Syn: ↑put to sleep
Hypernyms: ↑kill
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

6. eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food
-

My son tucked in a whole pizza

Syn: ↑tuck in, ↑tuck away
Hypernyms: ↑eat up, ↑finish, ↑polish off
Entailment: ↑eat
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

-

They put away more bread

7. turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
-

it's time for you to put away childish things

Syn: ↑put aside
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up, ↑cut off
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

* * *

put away [phrasal verb]
1 put (something) away or put away (something)
1 a : to return (something) to the place where it belongs

He washed, dried, and put away the dishes after dinner.

She put the pictures away for safekeeping.

Put your notes away. It's time for the test.

1 b : to save or keep (something, such as money) to be used at a later time

Her parents started putting away money for her education the year she was born.

1 c informal : to eat (a large amount of food)

I used to put away huge meals before I went on a diet.

That guy can really put it away!

2 put (someone) away or put away (someone) informal : to cause (someone) to be kept in a prison or mental hospital

He's a vicious criminal. I hope they put him away for the rest of his life.

• • •
Main Entry:put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • put away — [v2] incarcerate certify, commit, confine, institutionalize, jail, lock up; concept 317 Ant. free, liberate put away [v3] consume devour, eat up, gobble*, gulp down, polish off*, punish, put down, shift, swill, wolf down*; concept 169 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • put away — put an animal to death, kill We had to have our dog put away because he tried to bite the small girl next door …   Idioms and examples

  • put away — ► put away informal 1) consume (food or drink) in large quantities. 2) confine in a prison or psychiatric hospital. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put away — index keep (shelter), preserve, retain (keep in possession), set aside (reserve) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms put away : present tense I/you/we/they put away he/she/it puts away present participle putting away past tense put away past participle put away 1) to put something in the place where you usually keep it when… …   English dictionary

  • put away — {v.} 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. * /She put away the towels./ 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. * /He put his worries away for the weekend./ 3. {informal} To eat or drink. * /He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put away — {v.} 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. * /She put away the towels./ 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. * /He put his worries away for the weekend./ 3. {informal} To eat or drink. * /He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ away — v 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. She put away the towels. 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. He put his worries away for the weekend. 3. informal To eat or drink. He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee. Compare: stow… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you put something away, you put it into the place where it is normally kept when it is not being used, for example in a drawer. [V n P] She finished putting the milk away and turned around... [V P n (not pron)] Yes, Mum,… …   English dictionary

  • put away —    1. to kill    Especially of old, diseased, or unwanted pets:     I have left instructions for Buller to be put away as painlessly as possible. (G. Greene, 1978 Buller was a dog)    To put yourself away is to commit suicide.    2. obsolete to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”