so as to


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so as to

In order to; with the intention of. The police cordoned off the streets so as to create a clear path for the president's caravan. The senator always tries to claim the moral high ground during a debate so as to shift public opinion in his favor.

so as to

In order to, as in We took off our shoes so as to avoid scratching the newly finished floors. This idiom is always followed by an infinitive. For a synonym, see in order to, def. 5.

so as to do something

with the intention of doing something: We went early so as to get good seats.
See also: something