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squirrel sth away

informal
phrasal verb with squirrel uk   /ˈskwɪr.əl/  us   /ˈskwɝː-/ verb
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.
Translations of “squirrel sth away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 儲藏,儲存(尤指錢,供日後使用)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 储藏,储存(尤指钱,供日后使用)…
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