put away

put away  {v.}
1. To put in the right place or out of sight.
She put away the towels.
2. To lay aside; stop thinking about.
He put his worries away for the weekend.
3.  {informal}
To eat or drink.
He put away a big supper and three cups of coffee.
Compare: STOW AWAY.
4.  {informal}
To put in a mental hospital.
He had to put his wife away when she became mentally ill.
5. To put to death for a reason; kill.
He had his dog put away when it became too old and unhappy.
Categories: death informal verb