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 put away put away

verb

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