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reserve

noun

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2 a collection of things kept available for future use or need
  • our fuel reserves are low

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3 a person or thing that takes the place of another
  • when the first brigade fell back in retreat, the commander sent out the reserves to try to hold the line of battle

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4 an interchangeable part or piece of equipment that is kept on hand for replacement of an original
  • don't throw that extra bike chain away, as I want to keep it as a reserve in case the current one breaks

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reserve

verb

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1 to arrange to have something (as a hotel room) held for one's future use
  • we made sure to reserve a kennel for our dog several months before the start of the family vacation

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2 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • I'm reserving the right to work by myself if you don't do your share of the project

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3 to keep or intend for a special purpose
  • we must reserve this cup for ceremonial use only

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Verb

keep, retain, detain, withhold, reserve mean to hold in one's possession or under one's control. keep may suggest a holding securely in one's possession, custody, or control. keep this while I'm gone retain implies continued keeping, especially against threatened seizure or forced loss. managed to retain their dignity even in poverty detain suggests a delay in letting go. detained them for questioning withhold implies restraint in letting go or a refusal to let go. withheld information from the authorities reserve suggests a keeping in store for future use. reserve some of your energy for the last mile

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