put aside

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put (something) aside

1. Literally, to put something to one's side. Would you mind putting those books aside so I can clean the desk? Please put your phone aside while I'm talking to you!
2. To temporarily stop focusing on or paying attention to something. Put the financial aspects aside for a moment and focus on what kind of work would make you the happiest. Can you two put just aside your differences for now and get this done, please?
3. To reserve or save something for someone or for a later use. I can put the dress aside for you, if you'd like to think about it for a day. I recommend you put aside your Christmas bonus as a rainy-day fund for the future.
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put something aside (for something)

to hold something in reserve for some purpose. You should put a little of the sugar aside for your coffee in the morning. Please put aside some money for me. I can put a little aside.
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put something aside

to set or place something to the side. I put the magazine aside and began reading a book. Put aside your work for a minute and listen to what I have to tell you.
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put aside

1. Also, put by or away . Save, store up for future use, as in We put aside all the toys for our grandchildren, or James put by dozens of cans of tomatoes this year, or She put away some of her salary every month. The first two terms date from the late 1700s, the third from the late 1800s.
2. Also, set aside. Place out of the way, as in The clerk put the bruised fruit aside to sell at reduced prices, or We set aside the outdoor furniture before we water the lawn. [Late 1800s]
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put aside

1. To move something to the side in order to clear a space: We put the books on the shelf aside and made room for the picture. I put aside my homework and cleaned the table.
2. To stop discussing or paying attention to something: Let's put these problems aside. Put aside your differences and work together.
3. To save something for use at a later time: I put aside a little cash for an emergency. You should take some of your earnings and put it aside for college.
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4 : to put aside money <I saved up for a new bike.
We already have the resources put aside to do this and I think it is an extremely good idea.
The fund was established by the AICPA and five Institute members in settlement of a lawsuit seeking to put aside a vote on the Plan to Restructure Professional Standards.
Following three days of lively and sometimes heated discussion, the 21-member panel of researchers, religious leaders and bioethicists put aside the ethics of abortion long enough to agree that the promising science of fetal cell transplantation should proceed in the United States, with certain restrictions.
As the hours passed and fatigue set in, the remaining seven somehow found a way to put aside long-standing team rivalries so they could encourage each other to go the distance.
And given the nonideological nature of the governor's current agenda - overhauling state infrastructure - there's no reason why both sides shouldn't be able to put aside their usual partisanship in the interest of the public.
4pc of their annual salary,followed by those living in Scotland, who put aside pounds 129or 6pc.
The research showed that of the 47 per cent of people who had saved money during the three months, 14 per cent had put aside less than pounds 101, while 10 per cent saved or invested between pounds 101 and pounds 220, and the same proportion saved between pounds 250 and pounds 500.
Two Nuneaton Scouts have proved it is possible to put aside political problems and make friends in Chile.
She put aside her speech and talked back: "As the French student wrote on the wall of the Sorbonne," she said, "'Demand the Impossible.
We tell minority business owners interested in getting involved in international business to put aside some money that they're willing to lose.
We don't think it's necessary to put aside reserves if they have an adequate reserve fund," Gottsegen noted.
By this historic vote, shareholders are overwhelmingly telling Hilton that its existing poison pill is not in their interest, and now it is incumbent upon the Board to put aside its relationships with management, redeem its poison pill, and implement the by-law amendment.
The hope is that Alito will indeed put aside any personal ideology, and become that balance the court needs.
Leader of the UK contingent, Stuart Little, said: ``For 10 days Scouts have put aside political, religious and cultural difference to live together in friendship.