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English adverb: by

1. by so as to pass a given point

SamplesEvery hour a train goes past.


2. by in reserve; not for immediate use

SamplesStarted setting aside money to buy a car.
Put something by for her old age.
Has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day.

Synonymsaside, away

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