stash

verb
\ ˈstash How to pronounce stash (audio) \
stashed; stashing; stashes

Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to store in a usually secret place for future use often used with away

stash

noun

Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : hiding place : cache
2 : something stored or hidden away a stash of narcotics

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Examples of stash in a Sentence

Verb

The police found where he had stashed the drugs. The gifts were stashed in the closet. He stashed the equipment under the bed. We wondered what they had stashed in their backpacks.

Noun

keeps a stash of tissues in her desk in case anyone needs one
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Later that night, the Carmichaels said Coughlin took them out to his car to show them two or three large bags of marijuana Coughlin had stashed in the hideaway compartment used for storing a spare tire. John Spina, The Denver Post, "Prosecution takes aim at alibi on Day 3 of the Coal Creek Canyon triple homicide trial," 6 June 2019 The Framed Circle Wall light, by Dutch designer Jacco Maris, stashes illumination in a steel frame. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019 According to the post, Time Bandit, built in 1991, can stash up to 365,000 pounds of salmon and 175,000 pounds of crab (wow). Blair Donovan, Country Living, "This Is Why 'Deadliest Catch' Won't Feature the Time Bandit Anymore," 28 Apr. 2019 While Russia's oligarchs make nearly all of their money in Russia, many stash their families, lovers and much of their wealth in places like London, New York and Miami. Author: Gardiner Harris, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration imposes new sanctions on oligarchs tied to Putin," 6 Apr. 2018 Many of the finest works were stashed in mines underground, which offered shelter from bombs and cool, relatively dry air. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Persistent Crime of Nazi-Looted Art," 11 Mar. 2018 Short-term debt provides a safe place to stash cash during times of market stress. Asjylyn Loder, WSJ, "Fed’s About-Face Hits Short-Term Bond Investments," 6 Mar. 2019 The town has come a long way since 1923 when its first librarian, Pearl Wade, managed a collection of 500 books stashed in wooden crates in a corner of a downtown bank. Richard Greene, star-telegram, "Arlington is home to nation's newest library," 16 June 2018 But there's still one way to hang on to that season's carefree spirit: Instead of stashing away hot-weather clothes for the winter, try layering them into fall looks. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "5 Ways To Layer Summer Staples Into Fall," 3 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While appearing to be a normal, attractive, vase, it can be broken to release the release a secret stash of potassium carbonate inside. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Samsung's 'Firevase' Is a Smashing Fire Extinguisher," 28 Mar. 2019 But for those looking for a quick and easy way to grab a stash of miles, MileUp is an enticing way to do it. Ryan Craggs, Condé Nast Traveler, "The New AAdvantage MileUp Card Is an Easy Way to Earn Free Flights," 12 July 2018 One of the best kinds of content celebrities can post on Instagram is their skin-care stash. Marci Robin, Allure, "Vanessa Hudgens Shares Her Travel Skin-Care Routine, and We’re Impressed," 19 Apr. 2019 Watch the rest of the video above to see all the products Marjan keeps in her stash and add them to your cart. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Go Inside Celebrity Hairstylist Justine Marjan's Massive Beauty Stash," 28 Mar. 2019 For packrats with an archival stash of tapes, the CT200 is a no-brainer. Paul Schrodt, WSJ, "A New Way to Blast Your Old Mixtapes," 18 Dec. 2018 With the end of the investigation came the publication of a huge stash of documents, pictures and videos,10 gigabytes of which posted to the website of the Carver County Sheriff's Office. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Prince's death: New photos, video show singer on the day before he died," 20 Apr. 2018 Prosecutors had said the group of four met Brodigan, 24, outside North Gresham Elementary School and robbed him of a large stash of marijuana about 11:30 p.m. last June 19. Aimee Green, OregonLive.com, "Murder charges dismissed against 2 teens in killing outside Gresham school," 19 Apr. 2018 Twitter @jmetr22b Was racial profiling behind ATF stash house stings? Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, "Federal judge finds ATF drug stash house stings distasteful but not racially biased," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stash

Verb

1797, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stash

Verb

origin unknown

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stash

verb

English Language Learners Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : to put (something) in a secret or hidden place

stash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

informal : an amount of something that is stored or hidden

stash

verb
\ ˈstash How to pronounce stash (audio) \
stashed; stashing

Kids Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to store in a usually secret place for future use

stash

noun

Kids Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

: an amount of something stored secretly for future use

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