One pound weight of elastic can be made to store up some 320 ft.-lb.
Oh, we eat part of it, and store up the rest for a rainy day.
A machine does not grow stronger by use as our muscles do; it does not store up or conserve the energy it expends.
They learned how to plow and to reap and to store up their food for the winter.
Why does he do that: is it for convenience in eating or is it an attempt to store up some of his dinner for future need?
He will store up electricity in batteries to be used at his will.
Poor, eager, zealous mother, trying to store up merit for her baby boy against the day of wrath!
Why store up so much power and maintain it without employment?
Finally, they choose secret hiding-places, where they store up all that tempts their cupidity or excites their covetousness.
Her Uncle Seth kep' a store up t' Davenport and he give her them furs.
mid-13c., "to supply or stock," from Old French estorer "erect, furnish, store," from Latin instaurare "restore," from in- "in" + -staurare, from a noun cognate with Greek stauros "pole, stake" (see steer (v.)). The meaning "to keep in store for future use" (1550s) probably is a back-formation from store (n.).
c.1300, "that with which a household, camp, etc. is stored," from store (v.). Sense of "sufficient supply (of anything)" is attested from late 15c. The meaning "place where goods are kept for sale" is first recorded 1721 in American English (British prefers shop). Stores "articles and equipment for an army" is from 1630s. In store "laid up for future use" (also of events, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Store-bought is attested from 1952, American English; earlier store-boughten (1883).