lay aside

lay aside
verb
accumulate money for future use
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He saves half his salary

Syn: ↑save, ↑save up
Derivationally related forms: ↑savings (for: ↑save)
Hyponyms: ↑hoard, ↑stash, ↑cache, ↑lay away, ↑hive up, ↑squirrel away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑save)
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They lay aside the money

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lay aside [phrasal verb]
lay (something) aside or lay aside (something)
1 : to place (something) to one side

She laid aside [=put aside, set aside] the book she had been reading and turned on the TV.

— often used figuratively

Plans for a new school have been laid aside. [=put aside, set aside]

It's time for all of us to lay aside old prejudices.

We need to lay our differences aside so that we can learn to work together.

2 : to keep (something) for special or future use : to reserve or save (something) : to keep (something) for special or future use

She has been able to lay aside [=put aside] a few dollars each week.

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  • lay aside — {v. phr.} 1. To put off until another time; interrupt an activity. * /The president laid aside politics to turn to foreign affairs./ 2. To save. * /They tried to lay aside a little money each week for their vacation./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • lay aside — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To set aside] Syn. put aside, put to one side, dismiss, abandon, reject, drop, put off; see also abandon . 2. [To save] Syn. lay away, collect, keep; see save 3 , store 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To reserve for the… …   English dictionary for students

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