reserve (something) for (someone or something)

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reserve (something) for (someone or something)

1. To set aside, keep back, or save something for someone, something, or some future point or event. You should always reserve some of your income for an emergency. Sorry, I'm reserving this seat for a friend. Be sure to reserve a cup of the pasta's cooking water for your sauce.
2. To instruct or request for something to be set aside for someone, something, or some future point or event. I reserved a table for us at the restaurant tonight. We reserved the conference room for our meeting. I've reserved the bikes for the next three days.
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reserve something for someone or something

to save or set aside something for someone or something. I am reserving this seat for Claire. We are reserving some of the cake for tomorrow.
See also: reserve
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.
He said as much, dryly and quietly, and found himself involved in a discussion, with Joan and Tudor siding against him, in which a more astounding charge than ever he had dreamed of was made against the very English control and reserve of which he was secretly proud.
In that context, I believe retention by the Federal Reserve of some level of surplus is desirable, but I acknowledge that the appropriate level of the Federal Reserve's surplus is debatable.
Depository institutions in the United States make frequent deposits with the Federal Reserve of currency notes that will not be needed to meet their customers' requirements, for credit to the depository institution's reserve account at the Reserve Bank.
They relate to the payment by the Federal Reserve of interest on required reserves, the elimination of barriers to interstate branching, and the expansion of powers - especially those regarding securities underwriting activities - for strong and well-managed banking organizations.
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