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English definition of “lay sth aside”

lay sth aside

(MONEY) phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb (laid)
to keep something, usually money, for use in the future: She's trying to lay something aside (= save some money) for her retirement.Keeping and storing things
(Definition of lay sth aside (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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