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 And as a further inducement to lend, the ECB charges a negative interest rate on deposits that commercial banks stash in the central bank’s coffers. BostonGlobe.com, "Subzero Interest Rates Are Luring Insurers to Risk - The Boston Globe," 14 Nov. 2019 And as a further inducement to lend, the E.C.B. charges a negative interest rate on deposits that commercial banks stash in the central bank’s coffers. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Subzero Interest Rates Are Luring Insurers to Risk," 13 Nov. 2019 The Mets agitated their fans by stashing Alonso at Triple A through the end of the 2018 season, citing his inadequate defense at first base. Jake Seiner, chicagotribune.com, "Mets’ Pete Alonso and the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez slug their way to Rookie of the Year awards," 11 Nov. 2019 Most of the rest goes toward tree planting, and a slice gets stashed for long term projects. Wired, "Want to Plant More Trees? Just Use a Different Search Engine," 8 Nov. 2019 Then, stashing the child’s battered body under some grass, the chimp fled. David Quammen, National Geographic, "‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda," 8 Nov. 2019 When out to dinner or in a meeting, keep your phone stashed away. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "The Most Essential Phone Etiquette Rules to Remember," 6 Nov. 2019 Together the network figured out where the carjacking crew stashed its cars, and passed that information on to police. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Smile, they’re watching. Baltimore neighborhood group uses technology, vigilance to get criminals on tape.," 21 Oct. 2019 Finally, top off the look with a pair of green Publix slides, and stash your sandwich in a Publix Sub Sack fanny pack for $19.95. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Publix selling new stylin’ #PubSub T-shirts, hoodies, pillows and slides," 18 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While the $17 treatment is just a fraction of Jenner's $3,000 beauty stash, the price might be a liiittle steep for those of us without a seven-figure income. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "The Bubblegum-Pink Spot Treatment Kylie Jenner Swears By," 11 Mar. 2016 The $25 to $50 devices are small enough to wear on a necklace or stash in a pocket or car dash compartment. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "600,000 GPS trackers for people and pets are using 123456 as a password," 5 Sep. 2019 And there will be an even bigger need for debt to fund repurchasing programs ahead, as corporations’ enormous cash stashes likely will shrink. Larry Light, Fortune, "More than Half of All Stock Buybacks are Now Financed by Debt. Here’s Why That’s a Problem," 20 Aug. 2019 Each of them has provided us with their respective top sleeper, breakout, bust, comeback and late-round stash and cash players to help you with your upcoming draft. Si Fantasy Staff, SI.com, "Use FullTime Fantasy's Tools to Win Your Fantasy Football League," 15 Aug. 2019 Even better: Some of these stores — Loft, J. Crew, Michaels, to name a few — continue these deals year-round because a teacher's stationary stash isn't going to replenish itself. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Teacher Discounts to Celebrate Back-to-School Season," 15 Aug. 2019 Will Crosby be a roster stash because of the broken hand? Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders mailbag: Too soon to panic about Antonio Brown," 12 Aug. 2019 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

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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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17 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for stash

The first known use of stash was in 1797

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More Definitions for stash

stash

verb
How to pronounce stash (audio)

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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