place aside

place aside

1. To physically move something so that it rests to one side or another. A noun or pronoun can be used between "place" and "aside." I took a bite of the sandwich and placed it aside for later. Place aside the door once you have it off its hinges so we can finish painting the door frame.
2. To temporarily stop focusing on or paying attention to something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "place" and "aside." Place the financial aspects aside for a moment and focus on what kind of work would make you the happiest. Can you two just place aside your differences for now and get this done, please?
3. To reserve or save something for someone or for a later use. A noun or pronoun can be used between "place" and "aside." I can place the dress aside for you, if you'd like to think about it for a day. I recommend you place aside a portion of each pay check as a rainy-day fund for the future.
See also: aside, place

place something aside

to set something aside or out of the way. Place this one aside and we'll keep it for ourselves. Place aside some of the smaller ones for later.
See also: aside, place
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'Travelers are also coming in that place aside from the hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other places in this town,' he said.
There is a need for Kenyans to place aside any cultural and religious beliefs that hinder them from embracing discussions around organ donation this way.
The Philippine Coast Guard, however, said that no further interaction with the Chinese vessels took place aside from them watching from a distance.
The community garden would be managed by the 26-man crew of the eco-adventure park, as an additional attraction of the place aside from the zip line ride, the unique culture of the residents and the amazing community of Monkeys.
Issues of space and place aside, this important book provides perspectives that challenge and disrupt sustainability education, perspectives that need to be taken on board by anyone engaged in pedagogy towards ecologically sustainable futures.
This frigid world is the only known place aside from Earth home to active plate tectonics.
Remove the apple from the liquid and place aside into a serving bowl.
But you will have to place aside any sense of reality considering all the bizarre elements assembled to make this story work.
That could be a conscious choice, but there's precious little in its place aside from generalized melancholia.
It's always baffled me why these contraptions were invented in the first place aside, of course from the profit-making element.
She said: "If we go for something to eat, Jane still always leaves a place aside for him." The poem read: "You steamed out of port on that winter's morning...me tucked up in bed, sleeping, yawning.
Throughout this week's event a host of activities will take place aside from the tournament proper, including a Performance Clinic with top British coaches Carl Maes and Nigel Sears, daily mini-tennis sessions and schools competitions as well as the Centre Court demonstrations from top Warwickshire youngsters taking place from Wednesday to Friday.
"The main variable was constant with the first 15 overs of fielding restrictions and no thinking had to take place aside from the captain moving a few fielders around.
"The main variable was constant with the first 15 overs of fielding restrictions and no thinking had to take place aside from the captain moving a few fielders around, but now there are so many variables and then it becomes very complicated.
The monstrosity atop Huddersfield's famous hill would not be out of place aside an inner city business park, possibly housing insurance company offices.