put away


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put away turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily "it's time for you to put away childish things"
    • v put away eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food "My son tucked in a whole pizza"
    • v put away kill gently, as with an injection "the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep"
    • v put away 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"
    • v put away stop using "the children were told to put away their toys","the students put away their notebooks"
    • v put away throw or cast away "Put away your worries"
    • v put away 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"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Put away to renounce, to divorce
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  • Bible
    “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. [I Corinthians 13:11]”
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    “To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.”
  • Jane Bryant Quinn
    Jane Bryant Quinn
    “The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. potian, to push; prob. Celt., as Gael. put, W. pwtio.


In literature:

It was put away in a closet until we came here.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
I thought I could not have put it away.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
They went up into the boudoir, and he put away his coat and hat.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
Carefully she dried the composition, and then put the note away.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
He came to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
"The Work Of Christ" by A. C. Gaebelein
Putting away.= Uniforms should be dried thoroughly, brushed and properly folded before being put away.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The following day, after the housework had been finished and the dinner dishes put away, Debby Alden dressed and went to call upon her friend.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
He was not to be offended, nor would he put away what he had waited to say.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
He had put away his strap, and there was no more "Lie down," and no more Mazeppa.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Dolly and her mother were quite put away from that care.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner

In poetry:

Awake, our souls; away, our fears,
Let every trembling thought begone;
Awake, and run the heav'nly race,
And put a cheerful courage on.
"Hymn 48" by Isaac Watts
O life that is so warm, 'twas Omar's too;
O wine that is so red, he drank of you:
Yet life and wine must all be put away,
And we go sleep with Omar--yea, 'tis true.
"Omar Khayyam" by Richard Le Gallienne
Alas! PRINCE AGIB went and asked them in;
Gave them beer, and eggs, and sweets, and scent, and tin.
And when (as snobs would say)
They had "put it all away,"
He requested them to tune up and begin.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I hope the Lord will comfort their parents by night and by day,
For He gives us life and He takes it away,
Therefore I hope their parents will put their trust in Him,
Because to weep for the dead it is a sin.
"The Sunderland Calamity" by William Topaz McGonagall
Warrior, what of the night? - Whether it be not or be Night, is as one thing to me.
I for one, at the least, Ask not of dews if they blight, Ask not of flames if they slay,
Ask not of prince or of priest
How long ere we put them away.
"A Watch In The Night" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I went in and washed the dishes—I was sort of scary too.
We had 'ranged to go away that day. I hadn't much to do,
Though I always had some sewing work, and I got it and sat down;
But the old clock tick-tacked loud at me, and I put away the gown.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

ST LOUIS — Sam Bradford busted a lengthy slump with a 52-yard touchdown pass to rookie Chris Givens to help the St Louis Rams put away the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals, 17-3 on Thursday night.
APD concedes most officers are rolling down the window and giving people visual or verbal warnings: put the cell phone away.
Bringing the holidays home means filling your house with family, friends and just the right mix of Christmas decorations to let everyone know it's time to put away cares and celebrate.
A lot of businesses that prepared for the worst over the weekend have started putting away away their sandbags and clearing off the debris that flew around.
A course marshal took the shark to the clubhouse , put it in a bucket of water and eventually returned it to the ocean, whereupon it swam away.
While I was using frozen fruit, I decided to pull out some frozen strawberries I put away earlier this season.
" Yaa Raabi - put that sh*t away.".
The 76ers ability to put away lesser talent has been a major reason for their success.
Hanks puts away district rival Del Valle.
At Tuesday's hearing, city resident Marie Schumacher asked whether the district was putting money away for skyrocketing pension costs in coming years.
Texas 3-Step: Spurs fail to put away undefeated Knicks.
Golden Eagles put away Gulf Coast early.
Put away the cameras.
All right, everyone, put away your white shoes.

In science:

If the same question is put to nature sufficiently rapidly and the initial answer is Yes, then any noise-induced diffusion, or force-induced motion, of the system away from the subensemble where the answer is ‘Yes’ will be suppressed: the system will tend to be confined to the subensemble where the answer is ‘Yes’.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
We should remember however that we cannot get away from the disturbing effects of proper motions or parallaxes by using any intelligent device or by putting telescopes into space.
A simple method of correcting magnitudes for the errors introduced by atmospheric refraction
Another particularly interesting ‘quantum eraser’ experiment put the decision to measure wave- or particle-like characteristics to the internals of the setup, thereby taking it away from the experimenter.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
The optimization of the orthoglide will put the serial and parallel singularities far away from the workspace (see 4.4).
Design of a Three-Axis Isotropic Parallel Manipulator for Machining Applications: The Orthoglide
It will be shown in Section IV-D that the optimization of the Orthoglide puts the serial and parallel singularities far away from the Cartesian workspace.
Architecture Optimization of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Mechanism for Machining Applications, the Orthoglide