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Phrasal Verbs

put away (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. had lots of money

b. didn't have much money

c. didn't need much money

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