put aside

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put aside

1 : 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?
2 : 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.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

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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