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set aside something

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

to ​save for a ​particularpurpose: 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 ​ourdifferences and ​begin to ​cooperate. To set aside a ​legaldecision 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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