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put (something) aside

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

to hold something in reserve for some purpose. You should put a little of the sugar aside for your coffee in the morning. Please put aside some money for me. I can put a little aside.
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put something aside

to set or place something to the side. I put the magazine aside and began reading a book. Put aside your work for a minute and listen to what I have to tell you.
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put aside

1. Also, put by or away . Save, store up for future use, as in We put aside all the toys for our grandchildren, or James put by dozens of cans of tomatoes this year, or She put away some of her salary every month. The first two terms date from the late 1700s, the third from the late 1800s.
2. Also, set aside. Place out of the way, as in The clerk put the bruised fruit aside to sell at reduced prices, or We set aside the outdoor furniture before we water the lawn. [Late 1800s]
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put aside

v.
1. To move something to the side in order to clear a space: We put the books on the shelf aside and made room for the picture. I put aside my homework and cleaned the table.
2. To stop discussing or paying attention to something: Let's put these problems aside. Put aside your differences and work together.
3. To save something for use at a later time: I put aside a little cash for an emergency. You should take some of your earnings and put it aside for college.
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However, if were able to put aside these disputes for the time being and together create a win-win situation, it will probably be most beneficial to all sides," he said.
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Summary: Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday called on Palestinian factions to put aside differences and unite in order to be able to create an independent Palestinian state.
3 : to put aside for later use <Save some milk for me.>
Judge Jonathan Teare told them at Nottingham crown court: "I have to put aside the revulsion and anger I felt when reading the papers and looking at the photographs of your house."
Established in 2007, the program assists local nonprofit organizations fund a project they may have put aside due to funding issues, lack of expertise, or both.
It offers urban Catholics like me the opportunity to put aside, temporarily, our wills, so that we might be able to experience unity with God.
Today, please be nice and give support to a person, group, or business that has made a positive contribution to society, get some exercise, and put aside time to laugh.
Put aside what you've been taught and relearn--that is what La Bruja (Caridad de La Luz) wants from her audiences.
So, I decided to put aside the autoinjector and use a regular syringe.
They had failed the teacher's exam and the fluffy jargon about "enhancing group activities" had to be put aside so that I might prepare them to get a teaching job.