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Etymology

From put + by

Verb

put by

  1. To preserve food by canning, freezing, drying, etc.
    Our family has been putting food by for generations.
  2. To perform an action without attracting attention.
    I managed to put that transaction by accounts payable.
  3. To save money.
  4. I have put a few hundred pounds by for a rainy day.

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