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

Make a double recipe and stash some away for brunch or an afternoon snack. Washington Post, "A lighter and prettier potato knish for your holiday table — and beyond," 17 Sep. 2019 Rather than contract with legitimate third-party gift-card brands, some have allegedly set up shell companies to stash their unused gift money out of state. Michael Waters, The Atlantic, "What Happens to All Those Unused Gift Cards," 27 Aug. 2019 Even if the idea of stashing your phone away for a while seems preposterous, some people do keep spares around just in case. David Nield, WIRED, "How To Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone Battery," 25 Aug. 2019 In preparation to enhance their coverage this season with plenty of Froholdt content, Levysohn and Bodilsen filmed for a documentary about his journey while in New England and stashed away plenty of interviews for the months to come. Nora Princiotti, BostonGlobe.com, "Patriots rookie Hjalte Froholdt is a big star back home — in Denmark," 24 Aug. 2019 Fortunately, the Yankees have the relief corps on the 25-man roster (plus All-Star Dellin Betances ramping up his rehab) necessary to stash Rosenthal away in Triple A and, hopefully, fix whatever mechanical issues the 29-year-old pitcher has. Bradford William Davis, courant.com, "Yankees take flier on former All-Star Trevor Rosenthal," 20 Aug. 2019 Authorities said one of his friends, Kyle Handley, had been growing marijuana for the dispensary owner and traveled with him on a trip to Las Vegas that led him to believe the owner was wealthy and had stashed money in the desert. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California man convicted of torture of pot dispensary owner," 16 Aug. 2019 The man had recently sold an RV and a truck, and had stashed the money in a Vans shoebox with intentions of using it to buy another RV, Wise said. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "Accidentally recycled shoebox stuffed with $23K returned to owner," 6 Aug. 2019 Police found more than $7,000 in cash stashed away in the closet of the man accused of robbing a Muldoon-area credit union last week, charges against him say. Anchorage Daily News, "FBI: Anchorage man, 21, accused of robbing credit union stashed money in his closet," 21 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Others were raiding the stash at Bustin and Tonge’s condo. Washington Post, "The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout’s deadly fentanyl empire," 15 Sep. 2019 Not long after Einhorn bought the full stash from a Boston wrestling promoter, the Northwestern graduate donated the rare collection to Notre Dame. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "For George Rugg, curating Notre Dame's collection of sports gems has been labor of love," 18 June 2019 With Tokyo bracing for the arrival of millions of tourists for the Olympic Games next year, the organisers have warned them to leave their stashes at home. The Economist, "Japanese law and social mores still treat users of soft drugs severely," 12 Sep. 2019 Snail slime, though, is already a part of my skin-care routine, so the thought of dipping into my stash for new tattoos after putting it on my face was intriguing. Devon Abelman, Allure, "People Are Using Snail Slime to Heal Their Tattoos — But Is This Controversial Aftercare Safe?," 6 Feb. 2018 Slicing apples will distract even the grumpiest teenager from his not-so-secret stash of junk. NBC News, "The case for the long weekend, summer road trip," 21 June 2019 After hearing the informant’s information, Araujo signed the warrant to search a purported drug stash house on the city’s West Side. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, "Judge, police colleagues to testify against 2 indicted Chicago gang cops," 18 June 2019 The police claimed to have found a stash of drugs in his backpack, and released photos of a small drug lab supposedly discovered in his apartment. The Economist, "A journalist’s arrest is a worrying sign of impunity in Russia," 7 June 2019 El Paso has a similar one right on the border, between the fence and a stash house used by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in the 1910s. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "One border crisis averted? How Juárez and El Paso became sister cities.," 4 Jan. 2019

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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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