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