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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

v.
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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The bulkhead can be stowed anywhere in the roof and locates in tracks in the sidewall.
Use landing leg only when SPARK II is stowed and not in use
To maximize the use of stow area, Team Beaumont unhitched small trailers from large trucks and stowed them on decks with a low clearance.
AstroMesh reflectors, which have been built in 6-meter and 12-meter designs, are made of a graphite composite tube truss structure that unfolds from a cylindrical stowed shape.
As an example, liquid fuel and flammable gas have to be a certain distance apart when stowed.
The RCT is usually damaged by not being stowed properly before movement or for storage.
The unit may be stowed with a push of the button on the controller.
This new version will allow for better in-transit visibility and accuracy of a load by allowing the documentation of stowed items through the use of hand held personnel digital assistants and the ICODES Facility Management Tool.
When you're not firing, unlock and rotate the handgrips to the upright stowed position.
Developed for all models of the B-727 and DC-8 freighters aircraft, the sill is permanently attached and folds into a stowed position when not in use.