set aside


set aside
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "set aside":
present tense I/you/we/they set aside he/she/it sets aside present participle setting aside past tense set aside past participle set aside
1) to keep or save something from a larger amount or supply in order to use it later for a particular purpose
set aside for:

Have you set aside some money for your child's education?

2) to not let a particular feeling, opinion, or belief influence you, in order to achieve something more important

They agreed to set aside their differences and work together for peace.

3) to officially state that a particular legal decision will no longer be followed

The High Court has set aside the lower court's ruling.


English dictionary. 2014.

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