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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyset aside
he/she/itsets aside
present participlesetting aside
past tenseset aside
past participleset aside
  1. 1
    to keep or save something from a larger amount or supply in order to use it later for a particular purpose
    set aside for: Have you set aside some money for your child’s education?
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  2. 2
    to not let a particular feeling, opinion, or belief influence you, in order to achieve something more important
    They agreed to set aside their differences and work together for peace.
  3. 3
    to officially state that a particular legal decision will no longer be followed
    The High Court has set aside the lower court’s ruling.
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