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put away

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1 to place (a dead body) in the earth, a tomb, or the sea
  • the naval authorities put away the body yesterday

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2 to put to death deliberately
  • after a hit man had put away her husband, she'd be free to marry her lover

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3 to take in as food
  • can easily put away an entire bowl of popcorn at a single sitting

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The first known use of put away was in the 14th century

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“Put away.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/put%20away. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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