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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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Should they wait and lose the value of their savings or increase macroeconomic woes of the government by buying dollars and then stashing them away?Ideally speaking none of this should happen.
DENVER -- Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.
Mike Powell, prosecuting, said Shoemark had seen the roof tiles stacked up the night before, then returned the next day with the intention of stashing them away.
The truth is that although it is actually very easy to eat healthy in Dubai (I see some of my colleagues trudge in to work with salad bowls, stashing them away in the pantry refrigerator till lunch-time), it's far easier to get led into temptation (and temptations are always unhealthy).
The ECHO revealed yesterday that gangsters are intimidating people into harbouring illegal firearms and stashing them away from the authorities.
My guess is they're stashing them away under one or both of the houses, as I was fishing some out with a sweeping brush just a couple of weeks ago.
Unless they had been declassified as nonconfidential, stashing them away for ulterior motives is unlawful," Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar was quoted saying.