lay up

lay up  {v.}
1. To collect a supply of; save for future, use; store.
Bees lay up honey for the winter.
2. To keep in the house or in bed because of sickness or injury; disable.
Jack was laid up with a twisted knee and couldn't play in the final game.
3. To take out of active service; put in a boat dock or a garage.
Bill had to lay up his boat when school started.
If you lay up a car for the winter, you should take out the battery.
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