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set aside something

phrasal verb with set us   /set/ verb
  • (SAVE)

to save for a particular purpose: He sets aside some time every day to read to his children. After melting the chocolate, set it aside and beat the eggs.

set aside something

phrasal verb with set us   /set/ verb
  • (IGNORE)

to decide not to consider something: We need to set aside our differences and begin to cooperate.
To set aside a legal decision or a judgment is to state that it is no longer in effect: The court of appeals set aside his conviction.
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