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adv

  • () so as to pass a given point  ( by, past )
    so as to pass a given point
     every hour a train goes past
    every hour a train goes past
  • in reserve; not for immediate use  ( aside, away, by )
    in reserve; not for immediate use
     started setting aside money to buy a car
    started setting aside money to buy a car
     put something by for her old age
    put something by for her old age
     has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day
    has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day