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

There is also now a Bistro Menil and a Menil bookstore, but both are discreetly stashed away in chic bungalows behind the main building. Lesley M.m. Blume, WSJ, "Houston’s Menil Collection Will Open a New Drawing Institute In November," 10 Oct. 2018 In March 2017, thieves made off with radiation detectors and small disks of radioactive plutonium and cesium that were stashed in the back of a rental car, the Center for Public Integrity reported on Monday. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "The US government has trouble keeping track of radioactive material," 17 July 2018 Transportation Security Administration officials said the hard drive was stashed in a checked bag heading to Barbados when officers intercepted it. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "TSA finds Python hidden in hard drive at Miami airport," 10 July 2018 The Lakers can also offer the draft rights to two second-rounders: Isaac Bonga, a point forward from Germany, and Kansas shooting specialist Svi Mykhailiuk, both of whom can still be stashed overseas next season and have not signed contracts. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Examining the Biggest Ripple Effects of LeBron James's Decision to Join Lakers," 1 July 2018 Beds were short‑sheeted, notes were stashed in cereal boxes, and wet toilet paper fights were waged in motel hallways late at night. Violet Ramis Stiel, Town & Country, "Violet Ramis on Her Dad Harold Ramis's Uncredited Contribution to National Lampoon Vacation—And What He Wanted It to Say About Fatherhood," 15 June 2018 Soon, Davis unearthed more bundles of cash, all of which were carefully stashed underneath layers of rotting carpet, tiles and floorboards. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "$2 Million in World War II-Era Cash Found Under Floor of Churchill’s Tailor," 14 June 2018 Gabe Awrey took to Facebook and posted a photo of more than 50 pounds of pine cones that were stashed under the hood of his buddy’s car, WDIV reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Squirrel stuffs man’s car with pine cones," 16 May 2018 That’s a useful tip, but stashing away the phone won’t make up for a noisy neighborhood or a house with poor temperature controls. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Black Americans don’t sleep as well as white Americans. That’s a problem.," 12 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

My beauty gift to me this year is a stash to rival JJ's. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "14 Little Beauty Gifts That Bring Big Joy, According to Vogue Editors," 3 Dec. 2018 His staff discovered a stash of around a dozen of them left over from the previous administration. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Sorry, Buckeyes, Ohio Mayor Fumbles and Michigan Wins—Key to the City," 22 Nov. 2018 But so are the holidays, and with them a bounty of opportunity to acquire a stash of gifts that will help keep them warm. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "21 Cozy Gifts for the Person Who's Always Cold," 17 Nov. 2018 Frankie takes comfort in being held by Mike and, perhaps even more, from an emergency stash of cookies. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'The Middle' finale recap: Tears, laughs, and one last road trip," 22 May 2018 According to a model built by U.S. bank Wells Fargo , which estimates positioning based on performance, risk-parity funds have kept their stash of equities very low after disposing of them earlier in the year, instead loading up on bonds. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Market Boogeyman May Come for Bonds, Not Stocks," 5 Nov. 2018 In this episode of The Beauty Show, Oquendo shows BAZAAR's Jenna Rosenstein his personal stash of skincare products and devices. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Go Inside Celebrity Makeup Artist Vincent Oquendo's Dreamy Beauty Stash," 23 Oct. 2018 Tiffany has her own stash she’s painted white for a unique look. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "8 Things You Should Never Pass Up At Goodwill," 19 Sep. 2018 Privacy - Terms 1. Don't assume the Kings will be unloading a bunch of their big men Early indications are that the Kings do not plan to make a lot of deals to rid the roster of its stash of power forwards and centers. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Marvin Bagley's talent has the Kings excited. How his addition might impact the roster," 22 June 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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