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stash

[stash] /stæʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to put by or away as for safekeeping or future use, usually in a secret place (usually followed by away):
The squirrel stashes away nuts for winter.
noun
2.
something put away or hidden:
a stash of gold coins buried in the garden.
3.
a place in which something is stored secretly; hiding place; cache.
4.
Slang. a supply of hidden drugs.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; blend of stow and cache
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British Dictionary definitions for stashed

stash

/stæʃ/
verb
1.
(informal) (transitive) often foll by away. to put or store (money, valuables, etc) in a secret place, as for safekeeping
noun
2.
(informal) a secret store or the place where this is hidden
3.
(slang) drugs kept for personal consumption
Word Origin
C20: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for stashed

stash

v.

"to conceal, hide," 1797, criminals' slang, of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of stow and cache. Related: Stashed; stashing.

n.

"hoard, cache," 1914, from stash (v.). Slang sense of "personal supply of narcotics" is from 1942.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stashed

start from scratch

verb phrase
  1. To begin on an even footing, with no advantage or handicap: We're gonna have a good life together starting from scratch
  2. To begin with the very first and simplest steps; build from the ground: So they threw their plans away and started from scratch

[1936+; fr the scratch-line, the starting line for races, often scratched in the earth]


Star Wars defense

noun phrase

A system of defense against guided missiles that depends on orbiting laser-beam weapons: to spend between $22 billion to $29 billion over the next four years to build a ''Star Wars'' defense

[1983+; fr the name of a very popular science-fiction movie of 1977]


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Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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