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lay aside

Definition of lay aside

  1. 1 :  to place (something) to one side <She laid aside the book she had been reading and turned on the TV.> —often used figuratively <Plans for a new school have been laid aside.> <We need to lay our differences aside so that we can learn to work together.>

  2. 2 :  to keep (something) for special or future use :  to reserve or save (something) <She has been able to lay aside a few dollars each week.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past of lie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

  1. :  to or toward the side

    :  away from others or into privacy

    :  out of the way especially for future use :  away

  1. :  beyond, past

  1. :  an utterance meant to be inaudible to someone

    :  an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters

    :  a straying from the theme :  digression

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to depart quickly

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