Meaning of “lay sth aside” in the English Dictionary

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lay sth aside

phrasal verb with lay uk /leɪ/ us verb [ T ] laid, laid

to put something away or to stop using something:

We laid it aside as a defective unit and installed a newer one.

to stop doing something, especially to stop thinking or talking about something:

Laying aside healthcare for now, our main item 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)