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put away (2)

Meaning: If you put something away, you put it somewhere safe and keep it for the future.

Synonym: set aside, save

For example:

  • put away Her grandfather gave her the money he'd put away in case she needed it to study.

  • put away sth After harvesting, farmers try to put away enough rice to feed their families until the next harvest.

  • put sth away It's time I started putting money away for the future.

Quick Quiz:

Rafael didn't put money away when he was young, so when he was old he
  1. had lots of money
  2. didn't have much money
  3. didn't need much money

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