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Verb: put away  pût u'wey
  1. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    - lock in, lock away, lock, shut up, shut away, lock up
  2. Throw or cast away
    "Put away your worries";
    - discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away
  3. (law) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    "The suspects were put away without trial";
    - imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug [N. Amer, informal], gaol [Brit], remand, prison [archaic]
  4. Stop using
    "the students put away their notebooks"; "the children were told to put away their toys";
    - put aside
  5. Kill gently, as with an injection
    - put to sleep, euthanize, euthanase, euthanise [Brit]
  6. Eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food
    "My son put away a whole pizza";
    - tuck in, tuck away
  7. Turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
    "it's time for you to put away childish things";
    - put aside

Derived forms: put away, putting away, puts away

See also: put

Type of: break up, confine, cut off, detain, disrupt, eat up, finish, get rid of, interrupt, kill, polish off [informal], remove