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English definition of “set aside something”

set aside something

(SAVE) phrasal verb with set    /set/ verb
to save for a particular purpose: He sets aside some time every day to read to his children. After melting the chocolate, set it aside and beat the eggs.
(Definition of set aside something (SAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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