lay aside something

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • lay — I UK [leɪ] / US verb Word forms lay : present tense I/you/we/they lay he/she/it lays present participle laying past tense laid UK [leɪd] / US past participle laid *** Collocations: Lay means to put something in a particular place or position: I… …   English dictionary

  • lay — I [[t]le͟ɪ[/t]] VERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦ lays, laying, laid (In standard English, the form lay is also the past tense of the verb in some meanings. In informal English, people sometimes use the word lay instead of …   English dictionary

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