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    put away - Dictionary definition and meaning for word put away

    Definition
    (verb) place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    Example Sentence
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
    Definition
    (verb) throw or cast away
    Example Sentence
    • Put away your worries
    Definition
    (verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    Example Sentence
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
    Definition
    (verb) stop using
    Synonyms : put aside
    Example Sentence
    • the children were told to put away their toys
    • the students put away their notebooks
    Definition
    (verb) kill gently, as with an injection
    Synonyms : put to sleep
    Example Sentence
    • the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep
    Definition
    (verb) eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food
    Synonyms : tuck away , tuck in
    Example Sentence
    • My son tucked in a whole pizza
    Definition
    (verb) turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
    Synonyms : put aside
    Example Sentence
    • it's time for you to put away childish things
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