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Definition of stow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//stəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stoʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stow
BrE BrE//stəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stoʊ//
 
he / she / it stows
BrE BrE//stəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stoʊz//
 
past simple stowed
BrE BrE//stəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stoʊd//
 
past participle stowed
BrE BrE//stəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stoʊd//
 
-ing form stowing
BrE BrE//ˈstəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊɪŋ//
 
 
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stow something (away) (in something) to put something in a safe place She found a seat, stowed her backpack and sat down. His passport was stowed away in the desk. The luggage was now safely stowed away in the back of the truck. Word Origin late Middle English: shortening of bestow. Phrasal Verbsstow away
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