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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


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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