lay aside

  • 1 lay aside — I verb abandon, continue, defer, delay, discard, disclaim, discount, dismiss, disregard, drop, exclude, forestall, forgo, hold, hold up, ignore, isolate, keep, lay by, lay in a stock, pass over, pick out, postpone, preserve, pretermit, put aside …

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  • 2 lay aside — (something) to ignore something or decide that it is not important. Our neighbors laid aside their personal safety to help us save our animals from the fire. Related vocabulary: set aside something …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 3 lay aside — verb accumulate money for future use He saves half his salary • Syn: ↑save, ↑save up • Derivationally related forms: ↑savings (for: ↑save) • Hypo …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 lay aside — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms lay aside : present tense I/you/we/they lay aside he/she/it lays aside present participle laying aside past tense laid aside past participle laid aside 1) lay aside or lay by to keep or save something,… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 lay aside — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you lay something aside, you put it down, usually because you have finished using it or want to save it to use later. [V n P] He finished the tea and laid the cup aside... [V P n (not pron)] This allowed Ms. Kelley to lay aside …

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  • 6 lay aside — {v. phr.} 1. To put off until another time; interrupt an activity. * /The president laid aside politics to turn to foreign affairs./ 2. To save. * /They tried to lay aside a little money each week for their vacation./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 lay aside — {v. phr.} 1. To put off until another time; interrupt an activity. * /The president laid aside politics to turn to foreign affairs./ 2. To save. * /They tried to lay aside a little money each week for their vacation./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 8 lay\ aside — v. phr. 1. To put off until another time; interrupt an activity. The president laid aside politics to turn to foreign affairs. 2. To save. They tried to lay aside a little money each week for their vacation …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 9 lay aside — Synonyms and related words: abandon, adjourn, bolt, brush aside, brush off, carry away, carry off, cart away, cast, chuck, continue, cordon, cordon off, cull out, defer, delay, delocalize, dislodge, dismiss, displace, ditch, divide, drag out,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 lay aside — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To set aside] Syn. put aside, put to one side, dismiss, abandon, reject, drop, put off; see also abandon . 2. [To save] Syn. lay away, collect, keep; see save 3 , store 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To reserve for the… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 lay aside — 1. Reject, discard, put away, put off, lay on the shelf. 2. Put by, store, lay by …

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  • 12 lay aside — v. put aside, save, put away for future use; abandon, neglect, desert …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 lay aside something — lay aside (something) to ignore something or decide that it is not important. Our neighbors laid aside their personal safety to help us save our animals from the fire. Related vocabulary: set aside something …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 14 lay — lay1 [lā] vt. laid, laying [ME leyen, new formation < 3d pers. sing. of earlier leggen < OE lecgan, lit., to make lie (akin to Goth lagjan, Ger legen) < pt. base of OE licgan, to LIE1] 1. to cause to come down or fall with force; knock… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Aside — A*side , adv. [Pref. a + side.] 1. On, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest; out of the way; apart. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt set aside that which is full. 2 Kings iv. 4. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 lay — lay1 [ leı ] (past tense and past participle laid [ leıd ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 put down flat/carefully ▸ 2 push egg from body ▸ 3 plan and prepare ▸ 4 lie ▸ 5 prepare table for meal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive lay on/in/across/against to put something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 lay — I v 1. put, place, set, rest, Inf. stick, leave, park, plant; set down, seat, settle; incline, lean. 2. drop, floor, lay low, prostrate; fell, knock or cut or strike down, sink. 3. lodge, submit, present, prefer, bring forward. 4. repose, impute …

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  • 19 lay — lay1 /lay/, v., laid, laying, n. v.t. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low.… …

    Universalium

  • 20 lay — 1 /leI/ verb the past tense of lie 1 2 verb past tense and past participle laid 1 PUT SB/STH DOWN (transitive always + adv/prep) to put someone or something down carefully into a flat position: lay sth in/on/under etc: Laying my coat carefully on …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English