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 Begin with a Brazilian breakfast at Sagrado Cafe and stash a few brigadeiros—a traditional chocolate treat—to snack on later. Jessica Poitevien, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Weekend Guide: Art Deco Architecture, Cuban Food, and Manatees in Miami," 30 Mar. 2021 When Perseverance comes across a rock that SHERLOC and other instruments deem particularly promising, the rover can stash a sample in a tube for retrieval by a future mission. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "Was there ever life on Mars? Perseverance’s SHERLOC laser sniffs for microscopic clues," 11 Mar. 2021 Companies were encouraged to reduce expenses and stash away and raise as much money as possible in case the economic impacts of the virus were dire. Csaba Konkoly, Forbes, "Fundraising In A Frothy Market: Why Now Is The Time To Raise," 12 Mar. 2021 Arizona interior designer Lauren Lerner of Living with Lolo suggests using baskets to stash towels and yoga mats and bringing in an etagere to sort weights and other equipment. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Carve Out a Workout Area in Any Room of Your Home," 25 Feb. 2021 Affordable and Electric Weighing only 32 pounds, the Greenworks corded snow blower is small enough to stash out of the way and get out to make quick work of a few inches of snow. Field & Stream, "Best Snow Blower: How to Choose the Right Size and Type for You," 24 Feb. 2021 Grab a couple lip moisturizers to stash on your nightstand, in your bag and in your car. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "How to upgrade your skin care routine this winter, according to derms," 20 Jan. 2021 In this dash the agents knew the panga captain probably had an intended landing spot, where waiting guides and rides would be positioned to usher migrants from surf to freeway, then to stash houses in San Diego or Orange Counties. New York Times, "Risking Everything to Come to America on the Open Ocean," 28 Jan. 2021 The seats are roomy and comfortable in both rows, and there are ample places to stash things. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Nissan Rogue: There’s nothing rogue about it (review)," 30 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But first, better check the ketchup levels in your junk drawer condiment stash. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, "Everybody gets a vaccine! 💉," 6 Apr. 2021 Fortunately, Davis has joined forces with J. Press to make his secret stash available for purchase on the Ivy League outfitter’s website. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, "Vintage J. Press Is Hard to Find, but the Brand Just Dropped a Collection of Old Wares," 2 Apr. 2021 Her stash includes trading pins, jewelry, dishes, rare cels from commercials and plain, white Funko prototypes. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Classic Disney World character Orange Bird quietly gains popularity," 26 Mar. 2021 In April 2020, Reyna-Sanchez reportedly ranted about a suspect who posted bail after police found his stash of guns. Washington Post, "Police suspended over leaked texts mocking homeless, discussing whether to ‘face shoot’ suspect," 18 Mar. 2021 This later led to the discovery in their house of a marijuana stash not deemed to be for medicinal purposes. Star Tribune, "Malik Beasley rewarded and Eddie Rosario as logic takes a vacation," 3 Dec. 2020 Here’s a breakdown of the Mavericks' current stash of draft picks — or lack thereof — over the next five years. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Mavs' 5-year draft outlook: Where Dallas stands with picks, trades to build around Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis," 22 Oct. 2020 Authorities, including the FBI, are investigating where the huge stash of fireworks came from. NBC News, "Deadly California fireworks explosion caused $3.2 million in damage," 20 Mar. 2021 Some of the stash was detonated Wednesday, sending up more smoke and echoing loud booms throughout the neighborhood. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, "Bomb techs fill dozens of bins with fireworks during cleanup at fatal blast site in Ontario," 18 Mar. 2021

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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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9 Apr 2021

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“Stash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stash. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for stash

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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