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Phrasal Verbs

put aside (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. so more trees will grow

b. for their grandchildren to inherit

c. so they'll have food in winter

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