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lay away

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to put (something of future use or value) in a safe or secret place
  • the weather forecast warned of a severe storm, so we laid away a generous supply of bottled water and canned food just in case

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layaway

noun

Synonyms of layaway (Entry 2 of 2)

as in installment plan

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The first known use of lay away was circa 1928

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“Lay away.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lay%20away. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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