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set sth aside

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
  • (PURPOSE)

to ​save something, usually ​money or ​time, for a ​specialpurpose: He had some ​money in an ​account that he'd set ​aside for his ​kids. [+ to infinitive] I set ​asidehalf an ​hour every ​evening tohear Erik ​read.

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  • (LEGAL DECISION)

If a ​judge or ​court sets ​aside a ​previousdecision or ​judgment, they ​state that it does not now have any ​legaleffect, usually because they ​consider it to have been ​wrong: The ​Court of Appeal set ​aside his ​conviction.
(Definition of set sth aside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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set sth aside

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (setting, set, set)
FINANCE to ​save something, especially ​money, for a ​specialpurpose: Businesses that ​create new ​jobs are ​eligible for a ​taxcredit, for which the ​statecurrently sets aside $20 million. The ​budget sets aside enough ​money to ​provide a 3.5% ​payraise for the city's ​roughly 1,800 ​non-unionemployees.
LAW if a ​judge or ​court sets aside a previous decision or ​judgment, they ​state that it does not now have any ​legaleffect, usually because they consider it to have been wrong: The Court of Appeal set aside his ​conviction.
(Definition of set sth aside from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set sth aside”
in Chinese (Simplified) 目的, 拨出,留出(金钱或时间)…
in Turkish ayırmak, bir kenara koymak…
in Russian откладывать, копить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 目的, 撥出,留出(金錢或時間)…
in Polish odkładać coś…
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