lay by


lay by

verb

Definition of LAY BY

1
to get rid of as useless or unwanted <a politician who had laid by his principles years ago>
Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unload
2
to put (something of future use or value) in a safe or secret place <ever since the last hurricane caught them unprepared, they have laid by emergency supplies>

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