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English verb: put away

1. put away (contact) place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape


SamplesThe parents locked her daughter up for the weekend.
She locked her jewels in the safe.


Synonymslock, lock away, lock in, lock up, shut away, shut up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)confine

2. put away (possession) throw or cast away


SamplesPut away your worries.


Synonymscast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, retire, scrap, sell out, sell up, trash, unlearn, waste

3. put away (social) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail


SamplesThe suspects were imprisoned without trial.
The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life.


ExamplesThey want to put away the prisoners


Synonymsgaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jug, lag, put behind bars, remand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, detain


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. put away (contact) stop using


SamplesThe children were told to put away their toys.
The students put away their notebooks.


Synonymsput aside


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

5. put away (contact) kill gently, as with an injection


SamplesThe cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep.


Synonymsput to sleep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)kill

6. put away (consumption) eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food


SamplesMy son tucked in a whole pizza.


ExamplesThey put away more bread


Synonymstuck away, tuck in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)eat up, finish, polish off


Entaileat

7. put away (communication) turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily


SamplesIt's time for you to put away childish things.


Synonymsput aside


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt









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