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lay sth aside

phrasal verb with lay uk   us   /leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid)
to put something away or to ​stop using something: We ​laid it aside as a ​defectiveunit and ​installed a newer one.
to ​stop doing something, especially to ​stopthinking or ​talking about something: Laying aside ​healthcare for now, our ​mainitem on the ​agenda is ​unemployment.
to ​keep something, usually ​money, for use in the future: She's ​trying to ​lay something aside for her ​retirement.
(Definition of lay sth aside from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 停下, (通常指暂时)放下,停下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 停下, (通常指暫時)放下,停下…
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