store up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystore up
he/she/itstores up
present participlestoring up
past tensestored up
past participlestored up
  1. 1
    to keep a lot of something so that you can use it later

    Many animals store up food for the winter.

  2. 2
    to remember something, especially so that you can tell or ask someone later

    I had stored up a few questions to ask her about the job.

  3. 3
    store up something to do something that will cause problems in the future

    People who don’t exercise are storing up health problems for the future.

See also main entry: store