lay aside

lay aside
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "lay aside":
present tense I/you/we/they lay aside he/she/it lays aside present participle laying aside past tense laid aside past participle laid aside
1) lay aside or lay by to keep or save something, especially money, so that you can use it in the future

For years my mother laid aside a small amount from every pay cheque.

2) to not let yourself think about or be influenced by something so that you can achieve an aim

They agreed to lay aside their differences for the good of their families.

3) to put something down and to one side because you have finished with it or want to save it until another time

"What do you want?" he said, laying aside his book.


English dictionary. 2014.

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