set aside set aside

Definition(s):

  1. (v) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  2. (v) make inoperative or stop

Usage(s):

  1. Ample money is set aside to fund pensions, and it is invested prudently but not timidly.
  2. The normally dysfunctional Congolese government set aside a vast new nature reserve in Sankuru in central Congo.
  3. Then comes the afternoon that is set aside for atonement on the subject of marijuana.

News

  1. Engadget Podcast 348: E3 and WWDC wrap-up - 06.15.13

    E3 and WWDC are complete, so we set aside an hour to highlight the big announcements from both events in this week's episode of the podcast. Tim joins the same club as our Senior HD editor, Richard Lawler, by reserving both the Xbox One and PS4, while Brian and Peter wonder what a world with "NintenDroid" and Mario on iOS would be like. Don't delay -- drag your pointer down below to hear it all ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Legislators Introduce Bill To Stop Set Top Boxes From Watching You

    An anonymous reader writes "For a few years now, we've been hearing about TV-related devices that have built-in cameras and microphones. Their stated purpose is to monitor consumers and gather data — often to target advertising. (We'll set aside any unstated purposes — the uses they tell us about are bad enough.) Now, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have submitted legislation to ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. Texas sets aside $5 million to sue us over water

    Texas has set aside $5 million to pay for its lawsuit against New Mexico over Rio Grande water. Kate Galbraith reports: Suing neighbors over water can be expensive. A paragraph... Read more »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

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