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English definition of “put sth by”

put sth by

phrasal verb with put     /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to save an amount of money to use later: I try to put by a few pounds every week.Saving and savings accounts
(Definition of put sth by from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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