Phrasal Verb – Put Away
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
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.