put away

put away; putting away; puts away

Definition of put away

transitive verb

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

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Examples of put away in a Sentence

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

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“Put away.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20away. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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