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English definition of “set sth aside”

set sth aside

(PURPOSE) phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
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.Keeping and storing things
(Definition of set sth aside (PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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