stash

verb
\ˈstash \
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

The Bergenfield High School class of 1990 ring was stashed in the closet of the Huntsville, Alabama, home where the woman has lived since 2004. Fox News, "Woman seeks owner of class ring found in closet," 1 June 2018 Americans are really into stashing away money in checking accounts these days. Stan Choe, USA TODAY, "Rising interest rates: Savers sigh in relief, borrowers beware," 18 May 2018 Although Callaway has said Wheeler is competing for a spot in the starting rotation, Vargas’s arrival could allow Montero, Gsellman, Lugo or Wheeler to be pushed into the major league bullpen, or stashed away in Class AAA Las Vegas. James Wagner, New York Times, "For a Change, the Mets Like Their Pitching Numbers," 26 Feb. 2018 At a stage in life when most survivors are stashed away in retirement homes, Mr. Cunningham was still reportedly covering 20 or so events every week. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "When Bill Cunningham shot you, it was like getting approval from New York itself.," 27 June 2016 Air tanks were stashed along the muddy passageways, enough for the 12 boys, their coach, the four SEALs who had embedded with them, and the 18 divers who would carry them out. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 That’s right, the Sixers’ internationally stashed Australian power forward will be joining them in Las Vegas for a second consecutive season. Sarah Todd, Philly.com, "Sixers' summer league preview: Which players could stand out in Las Vegas?," 5 July 2018 Traders on the New York Stock Exchange floor traditionally wear light, blazer-ish jackets with four pockets ideal for stashing stock chits and notepads. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "When It’s Super-Hot, This is Your Workwear Solution," 21 June 2018 What Could Go Wrong - Part 2,’’ State Police wrote that Trooper Joel Daoust pulled over the battered red pickup truck and cited the driver for stashing an unsafe load in the bed of their truck. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "Conspicuously overloaded truck stopped by State Police in Springfield," 21 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So who sniffed out the stash under the seats of a Nissan Rogue? latimes.com, "Today: ‘Maximum Pressure,’ Iran Edition," 22 May 2018 For me, the heaviest stuff ends up up being my food stash most of the time. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "You've Been Packing Your Backpack All Wrong," 31 May 2018 But on the verge of a serious shortage, researches have found a whole new stash. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Have Found a Crucial Cache of Helium Underground in Africa," 28 June 2016 China’s reserve stash played a key part in arresting a decline in the yuan after the central bank devalued the currency in 2015, economists say. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, "Emerging Markets Fight Back to Bolster Currencies," 9 July 2018 Luna has sniffed out numerous drug stashes in his northern New Jersey neighborhood, and once even helped police catch a peeping Tom who had fled from officers, according to his handler, Cpl. Washington Post, "The winners (by a nose) in top US sniffer dogs competition," 29 May 2018 Annabel finds herself alone in Switzerland, left to discover the stash of explosive information compiled and hidden by her husband. Steph Cha, USA TODAY, "Smart women get caught up in deadly intrigue in page-turning 'The Banker's Wife'," 2 July 2018 Visit our #Nashville/#Detroit stores w/ proof of your $50+ donation to @RAICESTEXAS (or other org helping #immigrantchildren separated from their families) & choose a free ltd exclusive LP from our stash (while supplies last) on us. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Common, Jack Antonoff, Decemberists, Oh Boy Records & More Help Raise Funds For Immigrant Support Groups," 22 June 2018 According to research published in Nature on April 10, the new stash of rare earths is located in deep-sea mud off the tiny island of Minamitori, some 1,150 miles southeast of Tokyo in the north Pacific. David Meyer, Fortune, "Japan's Tech Future Is Looking Brighter After a Monumental Discovery in the North Pacific Mud," 12 Apr. 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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More Definitions for stash

stash

verb

English Language Learners Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

stash

noun

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

: an amount of something that is stored or hidden

stash

verb
\ˈstash \
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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