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

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 Get ready to stash your beanie away in favor of these spring hair trends. Glamour, "27 Cool Spring Hairstyles to Try (or Just Stare at) This Season," 11 Mar. 2019 How to Fold a Crisp Dress Shirt If your button-down shirt has some structure to it, follow these steps before stashing it away in your suitcase. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How to Fold a Dress Shirt, Because Sometimes You Have To," 11 Feb. 2019 When you’re done using your SPF, stash it in a cool location, like in your cooler, under a beach towel, or inside your house. Laurel Naversen Geraghty, SELF, "7 Things You Shouldn’t Rely on for Sun Protection," 12 Aug. 2018 Clayman has also seen spouses, spooked by the current economic instability, tuck away money from their more spendy partners, stashing it in secret accounts. Blake Miller, Redbook, "Are You or Your Partner Committing Financial Infidelity?," 21 Jan. 2012 That caused jitters among Argentines, who have stashed away dollars as a cushion since the 2001 economic implosion, and a rush to buy scarcer dollars pushed the peso's value down. Almudena Calatrava, Fox News, "Argentines seek soup kitchens, barter markets amid crisis," 10 Sep. 2018 Truckloads of luggage stashed with cash, jewelry and hundreds of expensive designer bags worth a staggering 1.1 billion ringgit ($270 million) were seized from their home and other properties. Eileen Ng, The Seattle Times, "Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial," 11 Feb. 2019 Stuff can be stashed there out of sight, left to jostle, fall over and generally be ignored by the driver. WSJ, "Good Riddance to the Long-Run Sedan Era," 31 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Marjan stashes away all her makeup products in the top drawer, like the Khloe and Malika collection from Becca Cosmetics. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Go Inside Celebrity Hairstylist Justine Marjan's Massive Beauty Stash," 28 Mar. 2019 The son-in-law’s information eventually led to the disclosure of the Altaussee stash, which speaks to the haphazard nature of how so many works were recovered. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Persistent Crime of Nazi-Looted Art," 11 Mar. 2018 Sure, the stash limit can be increased, bugs can be fixed, and other minor gameplay issues can be dealt with post-launch, but there’s not much to be done about the lackluster multiplayer design itself. Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "Two weeks in, Fallout 76 is a lonely, glitchy, flawed mess," 28 Nov. 2018 In December 2017, authorities seized some 900 grams of heroin, roughly $400,000 in cash, digital scales and other items from Peoples' stash location. Fox News, "Baltimore man could get life sentence after 9 die in heroin overdoses," 19 July 2018 The other stash name mentioned at this spot is Rodions Kurucs. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 11.0: Trade Rumors and Final Picks for Both Rounds," 21 June 2018 Once the drugs were brought into the U.S., they would be stored in stash houses in the Los Angeles area, said Paul Delacourt, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles. Michael Balsamo, Fox News, "Authorities say they've busted large Mexico-to-US drug ring," 9 Aug. 2018 Really, who doesn't love a stash of top tier samples in a cute carrying case? Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Soko Glam's New Summer Travel Set Sold Out in Less Than 24 Hours," 13 June 2018 Join other lovers of all things quilting to increase skills while using up stashes of fabric. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Girl Scouts inspire chef to create dessert," 5 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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