put\ away

v
1. To put in the right place or out of sight.

She put away the towels.

2. To lay aside; stop thinking about.

He put his worries away for the weekend.

3. informal To eat or drink.

He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee.

Compare: stow away
4. informal To put in a mental hospital.

He had to put his wife away when she became mentally ill.

5. To put to death for a reason; kill.

He had his dog put away when it became too old and unhappy.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • put away — [v2] incarcerate certify, commit, confine, institutionalize, jail, lock up; concept 317 Ant. free, liberate put away [v3] consume devour, eat up, gobble*, gulp down, polish off*, punish, put down, shift, swill, wolf down*; concept 169 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • put away — put an animal to death, kill We had to have our dog put away because he tried to bite the small girl next door …   Idioms and examples

  • put away — ► put away informal 1) consume (food or drink) in large quantities. 2) confine in a prison or psychiatric hospital. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put away — index keep (shelter), preserve, retain (keep in possession), set aside (reserve) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put away — verb 1. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape (Freq. 2) The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend She locked her jewels in the safe • Syn: ↑lock in, ↑lock away, ↑lock, ↑shut up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms put away : present tense I/you/we/they put away he/she/it puts away present participle putting away past tense put away past participle put away 1) to put something in the place where you usually keep it when… …   English dictionary

  • put away — {v.} 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. * /She put away the towels./ 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. * /He put his worries away for the weekend./ 3. {informal} To eat or drink. * /He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put away — {v.} 1. To put in the right place or out of sight. * /She put away the towels./ 2. To lay aside; stop thinking about. * /He put his worries away for the weekend./ 3. {informal} To eat or drink. * /He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you put something away, you put it into the place where it is normally kept when it is not being used, for example in a drawer. [V n P] She finished putting the milk away and turned around... [V P n (not pron)] Yes, Mum,… …   English dictionary

  • put away —    1. to kill    Especially of old, diseased, or unwanted pets:     I have left instructions for Buller to be put away as painlessly as possible. (G. Greene, 1978 Buller was a dog)    To put yourself away is to commit suicide.    2. obsolete to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.