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set (something) aside

1. Literally, to put something to the side or out of the way. Would you mind setting those books aside so I can clean the desk? Please set your phone aside while I'm talking to you!
2. To temporarily stop focusing on or paying attention to something. Set the financial aspects aside for a moment and focus on what kind of work would make you the happiest. Can you two just set 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 set the dress aside for you, if you'd like to think about it for a day. I recommend you set aside your bonus as a rainy-day fund for the future.
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set something aside (for someone or something)

to reserve something for someone or some purpose. I will set a piece of cake aside for you. Liz set aside some cake for Karen.
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set something aside

to place something in a place that is to one side or out of the way. Betty set the manuscript aside until she had more time to work on it. Liz set aside her book for a while.
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set aside

1. Separate and reserve for a special purpose, as in We have to set aside some chairs for latecomers. [Early 1700s] Also see set by.
2. Discard or reject, as in Setting aside all health considerations, do you believe this law is fair to smokers? [Early 1400s]
3. Declare invalid, annul, or overrule, as in The higher court set aside the conviction. [Mid-1700s] Also see lay aside.
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set aside

1. To separate and reserve something for a special purpose: We set aside some time to discuss the new project. The developer set two acres aside for a park.
2. To discard or reject something: He set aside his concerns and allowed his child to go on the field trip. She set her fears aside and continued down the dark trail.
3. To declare something invalid; annul or overrule something: The judge set aside a lower court ruling. The appellate court set the conviction aside, and the prisoner was released.
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We are very keen to see the situation resolved and hope the EU will agree to a zero per cent requirement for set aside this year; with a view to getting rid of it all together next year.
It should attempt to increase the accuracy of its long-term assessments and set aside the necessary funds to cover anticipated needs.
Remove from marinade and grill until desired doneness; set aside, keeping warm.
In this case, because the property was sold for a shockingly inadequate price, coupled with the mistake made by the referee and the mortgagee as to the cancellation of the sale, equity and fairness demands that the foreclosure sale be vacated and set aside.
Issues of equity, of the rights of property owners, and of how and what should be set aside will take a long time to resolve, he says.
The PASS work incentive provision of the SSI program allows people with disabilities to set aside income and/or resources to be used to achieve a specific work goal.
So Farmer Brown could fulfill his set aside requirement for the corn subsidy program by planting hay on 20 percent of his land.
The firm said that the money was set aside in the first half of 2011, 'principally' in relation to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).
The law creating the HUBZone program states that a contract "shall" be set aside for HUBZone companies if two of them are capable of performing the work.
After the 1992 reform, it became obligatory, ie producers under the general scheme were required to set aside a defined percentage of their declared areas in order to be eligible to direct payments.
Dutton filed suit in Tax Court requesting that relief and asking for the previously accepted offer in compromise to be set aside so he could receive a refund.
Strain though a fine-mesh sieve; set aside, keeping warm.
Under these criteria, it is possible to set aside assets to pay for an unfunded plan, despite the fact that it remains unfunded.