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stash away

To secrete, hoard, or store something away so as to avoid discovery by others or to preserve or amass for future use. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stash" and "away." Please, you have to stash these drugs away for me. The cops won't look in your house! My wife stashes chocolates away in the back of the cupboard like she's trying to hide them from me or something. My grandmother stashed away a bit of money every week under her mattress until she and my grandfather retired.
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stash something away

to hide something; to set something aside for use at a later time. Please stash this away somewhere. You may need it someday. You should stash away some money for later.
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Of course, if you're frazzled or in need of a late-night pick-me-up with a cuppa, you might want to stash them away just for yourself.
of stairs (100 total feet) to stash them away. So I set three traps next to the cat dish (the cat wasn't interested in peanut butter--or catching mice), and caught eight mice in one week.
Her husband was afraid someone would take the star's X-rays for their own use, and took them home himself, asking his wife to stash them away. They stayed behind a hamper for 15 to 18 years, until Fitzgerald moved it to replace the carpet.
Local historian Dorothy decided that rather than box them up and stash them away, they would share them with the people of Castleside.
Such palettes are, apparently, collectors' items and there are people who buy them every year and stash them away. However, it would be a shame not to use the glittering colours - emerald, copper and gold for eyes, rose, ruby and garnet for lips and cheeks, with a couple of translucent glosses thrown in.
Buy all the brights now while they're readily available and stash them away.
You make a little list, and buy presents one or two at a time, and stash them away. Be sure to make another little list of where you stashed them.
"I'd stash them away in shoe boxes or envelopes," she says.
Dickinson didn't burn her poems but tended to stash them away in drawers.
What do you think I do, stash them away in cupboards when you come round?
After 10-12 days, we box them up, cover the boxes lightly, and stash them away.