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put away

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to return (something) to the place where it usually stays or where it can't be seen.
He folded his clean clothes and put them away.If you're done with that, would you please put it away?
definition 2: to discard or give up (something).
I had to put away all those childish hopes I once had.He put away his dream of becoming a star.
definition 3: (informal) to thoroughly beat or kill (a competitor, rival, enemy, or the like).
I saw the Bombers game last night. Wow, the Huskies really put them away!
definition 4: (informal) to confine (someone) in a mental institution.
When she began to have violent outbursts, the family put her away.