lay 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 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 :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

aside play
  1. : to or toward the side

  2. : away from others or into privacy

  3. : out of the way especially for future use : away

  1. : an utterance not meant to be heard by someone

  2. : a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed : digression

  1. : beyond, past


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