put away

verb

Definition of put away

1 a : discard, renounce
  • to put grief away is disloyal to the memory of the departed
  • —H. A. Overstreet
b : divorce
2 : to eat or drink up : consume
3 a : to confine especially in a mental institution
b : bury
c : kill

Examples of put away in a Sentence

  1. the naval authorities put away the body yesterday

First Known Use of put away

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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