put away

put away
1) PHRASAL VERB 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.

[V n P] She finished putting the milk away and turned around...

[V P n (not pron)] `Yes, Mum,' replied Cheryl as she slowly put away her doll...

[V-ed P] Her bed was crisply made, her clothes put away.

2) PHRASAL VERB If someone is put away, they are sent to prison or to a mental hospital for a long time. [INFORMAL]

[be V-ed P] He's an animal! He should be put away...

[V n P] His testimony could put Drago away for life.

Syn:

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • put away — [v2] incarcerate certify, commit, confine, institutionalize, jail, lock up; concept 317 Ant. free, liberate put away [v3] consume devour, eat up, gobble*, gulp down, polish off*, punish, put down, shift, swill, wolf down*; concept 169 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • put away — put an animal to death, kill We had to have our dog put away because he tried to bite the small girl next door …   Idioms and examples

  • put away — ► put away informal 1) consume (food or drink) in large quantities. 2) confine in a prison or psychiatric hospital. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put away — index keep (shelter), preserve, retain (keep in possession), set aside (reserve) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put away — verb 1. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (Freq. 2) The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend She locked her jewels in the safe • Syn: ↑lock in, ↑lock away, ↑lock, ↑shut up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms put away : present tense I/you/we/they put away he/she/it puts away present participle putting away past tense put away past participle put away 1) to put something in the place where you usually keep it when… …   English dictionary

  • put away — {v.} 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. * /She put away the towels./ 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. * /He put his worries away for the weekend./ 3. {informal} To eat or drink. * /He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put away — {v.} 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. * /She put away the towels./ 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. * /He put his worries away for the weekend./ 3. {informal} To eat or drink. * /He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ away — v 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. She put away the towels. 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. He put his worries away for the weekend. 3. informal To eat or drink. He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee. Compare: stow… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put away —    1. to kill    Especially of old, diseased, or unwanted pets:     I have left instructions for Buller to be put away as painlessly as possible. (G. Greene, 1978 Buller was a dog)    To put yourself away is to commit suicide.    2. obsolete to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”