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put aside (third-person singular simple present puts aside, present participle putting aside, simple past and past participle put aside)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see put,‎ aside.
  2. (transitive) To save or keep (something) to be used at a later time.
    Coordinate terms: lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay in, lay up, put away, put by, save, store, store away, store up
    I try to put a few dollars aside each week, just in case I need money in an emergency.
  3. (transitive) To ignore or intentionally disregard (something), temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can occupy one's attention.
    Let's put our differences aside for the moment, and get this project finished.
    • 2022 June 29, Howard Johnston, “Regional News: London”, in RAIL, number 960, page 29:
      Stanmore: Plans to provide step-free access to the Jubilee Line station have been put aside, after the housing development on the car park that would have paid for it was withdrawn.

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