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Definition of put away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


put away

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

put somebodyaway

[often passive] (informal)
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to send someone to prison, to a mental hospital, etc.

    put somethingaway

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  1. 1to put something in the place where it is kept because you have finished using it I'm just going to put the car away (= in the garage).
  2. 2to save money to spend later She has a few thousand dollars put away for her retirement.
  3. 3(informal) to eat or drink large quantities of something He must have put away a bottle of whiskey last night.
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