put aside

put aside
1) PHRASAL VERB If you put something aside, you keep it to be dealt with or used at a later time.

[V n P] She took up a slice of bread, broke it nervously, then put it aside...

[V P n (not pron)] Encourage children to put aside some of their pocket-money to buy Christmas presents.

Syn:
put to one side
2) PHRASAL VERB If you put a feeling or disagreement aside, you forget about it or ignore it in order to solve a problem or argument.

[V P n (not pron)] We should put aside our differences and discuss the things we have in common...

[V n P] We admitted that the attraction was there, but decided that we would put the feelings aside.

Syn:

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