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To not use something, or to save something for later - thesaurus

Synonyms

lay down

to put something down in order to show you are not going to use it again, for example a weapon or tool

lay up

to not use a vehicle or ship for a period of time, especially because it needs to be repaired

save on

to avoid using something, or to use less of it

save

verb

to avoid using something such as money, time, or energy, or to use less of it

swear off

to promise to stop doing or using something

skimp

verb

to not use or provide enough of something

phase out

to gradually stop using something

saver

noun

something that makes it possible for you to use or spend less of something

lay aside

to put something down and to one side because you have finished with it or want to save it until another time

leave

verb

to not use something

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forsake

verb

formal to stop doing, using, or having something

hang up

informal to stop using something because you are no longer doing a particular sport or activity

leave

verb

to not eat or drink something

leave

verb

to not use an area of something

rip up

informal to decide that something such as a plan or an agreement is useless and stop using it

set/put something aside

to stop using, doing, or dealing with something

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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