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English definition of “lay sth aside”

lay sth aside

(STOP) phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb (laid)
to stop doing or thinking about something, usually for a short period of time: He's temporarily laid aside some quite interesting projects to write the script.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of lay sth aside (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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