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Phrasal Verb – Put Away

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

The phrasal verb 'put away' means to return something to its proper storage place. Examples:

When you have finished with those tools, please put them away.

Please put away all your toys Toby, they are making a big mess.

'Put away' can also mean to be incarcerated - to be confined to a mental health facility or prison. Examples:

The judge put him away for 5 years for robbing a bank.

Following a psychotic episode, he was put away for 2 months.


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