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stow away

to conceal oneself in a vehicle, originally a ship, in order to travel without paying. Don got to this country by stowing away on a cargo ship.
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stow something away

to pack something away. I have to stow my clothes away before I go to bed. Please stow away your things and get right to work.
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stow away

1. Put aside or store something until needed, as in We generally stow away the lawn furniture in the toolshed. [Late 1700s]
2. Hide oneself aboard ship or in a vehicle in order to get free transportation, as in The youngsters planned to stow away on a freighter but they never even got to the waterfront . This usage gave rise to the noun stowaway. [Mid-1800s]
2. Greedily consume food or drink, as in Bob sure can stow away a lot in a short time. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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stow away

1. To put something away or store something, especially to keep a place uncluttered or in order: The platoon leader ordered the soldiers to stow away their sleeping bags and secure the campsite. My lawyer has stowed those papers away in a drawer somewhere.
2. To hide aboard a conveyance in order to obtain free transportation: Unable to afford tickets, the youths stowed away on a tanker.
3. To consume some food or drink greedily: For someone so tiny, you certainly stow away a lot of food! You must have liked that pork; you certainly stowed it away.
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Stow it!

exclam. Shut up! Stow it! That is enough of your applesauce.
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VERSATILE: The Mazda5 is designed from the inside out, with six regular seats plus a stowable seventh
Other features include a spacious centre console box, generous door pockets, seatback storage beneath stowable aviation style tables while second row underfloor storage, an overhead console, plus driver and passenger pockets for small items such as mobile phones and music players add to the facilities.
The new Dettmers 16g seat is available in a wide range of sizes and has a generous options list including variable armrest geometry, lifter pans, adjustable lumbar, flex-wing headrest, recliner footrest with auto-retracting extension, provisions for stowable IFE monitor and PCUs and custom upholstery.
Its regular seating features a six-seat layout in three rows, with a flexible stowable seventh seat in the middle of the second row.
Sofabeds and folding beds which are designed to fit into standard cupboards, and futons are other ways to make the most of living space but the key is that they must be useful and easily stowable.
BUSINESS WIRE)--October 23, 1995--Datron Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:DTSI) today announced it has been named a "Sony System Integrator" for the production of Datron's newest product, the DBS-3000TM satellite TV reception system, a fully automatic, stowable 18-inch antenna for recreational vehicles and trucks.
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country adds to its groundbreaking features like Stow 'n Go[R] seating and Stow 'n Place[TM] stowable roof rack with even more standard features.
A stowable center table offers occupants a place for dining or a surface for board games, while a 110-volt power inverter provides additional cooking, heating, cooling and entertainment options.
Campers accommodate four adults and feature a queen-size bed, sofa with stowable table, built-in aluminum cabinet, 110-volt power supply and a premium canvas enclosure
All vehicle functions, settings and u-connect features are managed via a panoramic multimedia touch screen, a passenger-dedicated "techno-leaf" and a stowable tablet PC.
All vehicle functions, settings and uconnect(R) features are managed via a panoramic multimedia touch screen, a passenger-dedicated "techno-leaf" and a stowable tablet PC.
All vehicle functions, settings and uconnect features are managed via a panoramic multimedia touch screen, a passenger-dedicated "techno-leaf" and a stowable tablet PC.
Handy features like the Tailgate Step, Box Side Step, a stowable bed-extender, and rear seats that fold up with one hand to reveal a broad, flat load floor helped tally a strong superiority score.