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layaway

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈleɪəweɪ/ US COMMERCE
a method of buying goods in which a large deposit (= payment of part of the total) is made so that a store will keep the goods until the full price can be paid: put sth on layaway She put a couch on layaway. a layaway agreement/payment/plan
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