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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Contributor: Matt Errey