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  1. 1
    to deliberately not consider or include something

    Leaving aside the question of how young they are, do you think the boys are guilty?

    They’ll have to put aside their political differences and find a solution.

  2. 2
    to stop using, doing, or dealing with something

    He set his pen aside and read over what he had written.

  3. 3
    to keep time, money, land etc for future use or a particular purpose

    Try to set aside half an hour every day for something you really enjoy doing.

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