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put aside (1)

Meaning: to save or reserve something, like time, money, food, etc., for a particular purpose, or for use in the future

Synonym: set aside, reserve

For example:

  • put aside sth Laura put aside a few dollars a week for her granddaughter's education.

  • put sth aside He tries to put one day a month aside to visit his mother and take her shopping.

Quick Quiz:

Squirrels collect nuts and put them aside
  1. so more trees will grow
  2. for their grandchildren to inherit
  3. so they'll have food in winter

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