Definition of set something aside in US English:

set something aside

phrasal verb

  • 1Save or keep something, typically money or time, for a particular purpose.

    ‘the bank expected to set aside about $700 million for restructuring’
    save, put by, put aside, put away, lay aside, lay by, put to one side, keep, reserve, keep in reserve
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    1. 1.1 Remove land from agricultural production.
      ‘with 15% of land set aside, cereal production will fall’
      as adjective ‘using his set-aside acreage to work clover into his rotation’
  • 2Annul a legal decision or process.

    overrule, overturn, reverse, revoke, countermand, rule against, nullify, render null and void, annul, cancel, quash, dismiss, reject, repudiate, abrogate, remit
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