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so as to

In order to; with the intention of. The police cordoned off the streets so as to create a clear path for the president's caravan. The senator always tries to claim the moral high ground during a debate so as to shift public opinion in his favor.
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so as to

In order to, as in We took off our shoes so as to avoid scratching the newly finished floors. This idiom is always followed by an infinitive. For a synonym, see in order to, def. 5.
See also: to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

so as to do something

with the intention of doing something: We went early so as to get good seats.
See also: something, to
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