tidy away

Definition of tidy away


  1. :  to put (something) in its proper place in order to make a place tidy I tidied all the loose papers away before the guests arrived.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  neat and orderly in appearance or habits :  well ordered and cared for

    :  methodical, precise

    :  large, substantial

  1. :  to put in order

    :  to make things tidy

  1. :  a usually compartmentalized receptacle for various small objects

    :  a piece of fancywork used to protect the back, arms, or headrest of a chair or sofa from wear or soil

  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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