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English definition of “squirrel sth away”

squirrel sth away

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with squirrel   /ˈskwɪr.əl/ us    /ˈskwɝː-/
to hide or store something, especially money, in order to use it in the future: As soon as I get paid, I squirrel some money away so I won't be tempted to spend it.Keeping and storing thingsSaving and savings accounts
(Definition of squirrel sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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