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  1. lay by(Verb)

    To put away for future use; put aside; store; save; hoard; to build up as savings.

  2. lay by(Verb)

    (of a sailing vessel) To remain stationary while heading into the wind; to come to a standstill; heave to; lay to.

  3. lay by(Verb)

    To tend (a crop) for the last time, leaving it to mature without further cultivation.

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lay by

to put away for future use

She laid by a store of tinned vegetables.

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