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set (something) aside

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

to reserve something for someone or some purpose. I will set a piece of cake aside for you. Liz set aside some cake for Karen.
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set something aside

to place something in a place that is to one side or out of the way. Betty set the manuscript aside until she had more time to work on it. Liz set aside her book for a while.
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set aside

1. Separate and reserve for a special purpose, as in We have to set aside some chairs for latecomers. [Early 1700s] Also see set by.
2. Discard or reject, as in Setting aside all health considerations, do you believe this law is fair to smokers? [Early 1400s]
3. Declare invalid, annul, or overrule, as in The higher court set aside the conviction. [Mid-1700s] Also see lay aside.
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set aside

1. To separate and reserve something for a special purpose: We set aside some time to discuss the new project. The developer set two acres aside for a park.
2. To discard or reject something: He set aside his concerns and allowed his child to go on the field trip. She set her fears aside and continued down the dark trail.
3. To declare something invalid; annul or overrule something: The judge set aside a lower court ruling. The appellate court set the conviction aside, and the prisoner was released.
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If the decision is made to accept the resident, the community should then set aside funds to help cover anticipated future shortfalls.
The sooner a goal must be met, says Bolton, the more he is inclined to protect savings set aside for it.
For the filling: Place chocolate in a bowl and set aside. Bring cream and butter to a boil in a saucepan and pour over chocolate.
The small Business Administration's (SBA) Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) work with federal agencies and procuring activities by reviewing proposed acquisitions to determine whether they can be set aside for small businesses.
Boston Scientific Corporation (Natick, MA; 508-650-8569) announced that the judge in a patent infringement case in United States District Court in Wilmington, Delaware set aside an earlier verdict holding that the NIR stent infringed a claim of a Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ) patent.
A Louisiana law requiring public schools to set aside time each day for spoken prayer by students and teachers violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a federal appeals court ruled Dec.
An individual with a disability receiving SSI benefits can work with his or her VR counselor to apply for a Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS), through which an individual can set aside income or resources that will be used to achieve a career goal.
Insurers would be forced to set aside money to pay for potential catastrophe losses under a proposal approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
The court stated that although the sale at foreclosure will not ordinarily be disturbed where it was fairly made and free from fraud, a judicial sale may be set aside when someone obtained an undue advantage or where a party was unfairly dealt with.
Federal Communications Commission about whether the cable industry's free-speech rights, are being trampled by a 1992 federal law that requires cable systems to set aside up to one-third of their channels for local broadcasts.