put aside

phrasal verb

put aside; putting aside; puts aside
: to save or keep (something, such as money) to be used at a later time
She's been putting aside some money for a vacation.
Can you put a few minutes aside for a short meeting?
: to stop worrying or thinking about (something)
We need to put these problems aside for now and get the work done.
It's time to put aside our differences and start working together.

Examples of put aside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the tragic feature of American life: that seemingly inescapable petulance and moral fatigue that leads so many to put aside efforts to make real the promises of American democracy and, instead, find comfort and safety in the idea that this country belongs only to white people. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., TIME, 15 Apr. 2024 This time around, the two mega-monsters actually decide to put aside their differences and face a mysterious force that threatens to destroy their planet. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2024 Following these principles required our team to put aside our biases and our egos and get back down to ground level and spend thousands of hours communicating with our customers. Emil Lim, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Chinese companies are dominating in electric vehicles, forcing some of the biggest automakers in the world to put aside their differences to face the threat. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2024 Much will depend on whether the political parties are able to put aside their differences and reach a consensus, and on how the gangs and other figures who have been excluded from the council react, said Ivan Briscoe, director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Crisis Group. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 This year, her sister Khloé Kardashian also put aside the vibrant fits for a more neutral look. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 Chris Slowe and the late hacker-activist Aaron Swartz put aside their YC projects to help Huffman with engineering. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2024 When Booth got captured in the middle of a case, Brennan put aside her reservations and teamed up with Max to find him; her obligations to her dad might not have mattered to her more than the law, but her obligations to Booth sure did. Kelly Connolly, EW.com, 21 Mar. 2024

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“Put aside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20aside. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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