set sth aside Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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set sth aside

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)

(PURPOSE)

to save something, usually money or time, for a special purpose: He had some money in an account that he'd set aside for his kids. [+ to infinitive] I set aside half an hour every evening to hear Erik read.
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(LEGAL DECISION)

If a judge or court sets aside a previous decision or judgment, they state that it does not now have any legal effect, usually because they consider it to have been wrong: The Court of Appeal set aside his conviction.

(IGNORE)

to decide that you will not be influenced by your own feelings or opinions because they are not important at a particular time: In times of war people tend to set aside political differences. to ignore or not think about a particular fact or situation while considering a matter: Setting aside the question of cost, what do you think of the idea in principle?
Translations of “set sth aside”
in Chinese (Traditional) 目的, 撥出,留出(金錢或時間)…
in Russian откладывать, копить…
in Turkish ayırmak, bir kenara koymak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目的, 拨出,留出(金钱或时间)…
in Polish odkładać coś…
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