lay aside

phrasal verb

laid aside; laying aside; lays aside
: 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.
: 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.

Examples of lay aside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solo cellist sometimes lays aside the bow to tap strings with a short stick. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Lay aside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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