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put away definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. discard, renounce <to put grief away is disloyal to the memory of the departed H. A. Overstreet> b. divorce 2. to eat or drink up ; consume 3. a. to confine especially in a mental institution b. bury c. kill

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you put something away, you put it into the place where it is normally kept when it is not being used, for example in a drawer. She finished putting the milk away and turned around... 'Yes, Mum,' replied Cheryl as she slowly put away her doll... Her bed was crisply made, her clothes put away. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron), V-ed P 2. If someone is put away, they are sent to prison or to a mental hospital for a long time. (INFORMAL) He's an animal! He should be put away... His testimony could put Drago away for life. PHRASAL VERB: be V-ed P, V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Lay away, set aside, put aside. 2. Renounce, discard, reject, put off, expel. 3. Divorce.

Moby Thesaurus

accomplish, achieve, annihilate, assassinate, attain, bank, bereave of life, bosom, bottle up, bump off, bundle away, bury, cache, carry away, carry off, chloroform, coffer, compass, consume, consummate, cool, cut down, cut off, deal with, delay, deposit, deprive of life, destroy, devour, discharge, dismiss, dispatch, dispose of, divorce, do, do away with, do for, do in, do the job, do the trick, do to death, down, dust off, eat up, effect, effectuate, embosom, enact, end, entomb, execute, exterminate, fetch, file, file and forget, finish, finish off, fulfill, get away with, get down, grant a divorce, grant an annulment, hide away, hutch, immolate, ingest, inhume, inter, keep hidden, keep secret, kill, knock off, launch into eternity, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay down, lay in, lay in store, lay low, liquidate, lock up, lodge, lynch, make, make away with, manage, martyr, martyrize, obtain a divorce, pack away, part, perform, pigeonhole, plant, poison, polish off, postpone, produce, punish, purge, push aside, put aside, put asunder, put down, put in mothballs, put to death, put to sleep, realize, remove from life, reposit, reservoir, sacrifice, salt away, salt down, scrag, seal up, secrete, separate, sepulcher, sepulture, set aside, set by, shelve, shift, sideline, slay, split up, starve, stash, store, store away, stow, stow away, stow down, succeed, sue for divorce, surround, swallow, swill, table, table the motion, take care of, take down, take in, take life, take off, tomb, tuck in, turn the trick, unmarry, untie the knot, warehouse, work, work out


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