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Definition of "put away" [put away]

  • To place out of the way, clean up. (verb)
  • To store, add to one's stores for later use. (verb)
  • To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities. (verb)
  • To send (someone) to prison. (verb)
  • To discard, divest oneself of. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "put away" in a sentence
  • "The day had been one of continual friction, and Dora's irritable pettishness hard to bear, because it had now lost that childish unreason which had always induced Ethel's patience, for Dora had lately put away all her ignorant immaturities."
  • "If you walked into their ten-by-sixteen-foot room at any given moment, you would find that everything they owned was immaculate, in good working condition, and put away in its assigned place."
  • "Kit leaned against the counter as the Turners put away the groceries, chatting with them, in full social mode."