put away


put away; putting away; puts away

transitive verb

: discard, renounce
to put grief away is disloyal to the memory of the departedH. A. Overstreet
: to eat or drink up : consume
: to confine especially in a mental institution
: bury
: kill

Examples of put away in a Sentence

the naval authorities put away the body yesterday
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of put away was in the 14th century

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“Put away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20away. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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