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Topic: COMPUTERS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: estorer 'to build, supply, store', from Latin instaurare 'to make new, restore'

store

2 verb
     
store2 S3 W3 [transitive]
1 to put things away and keep them until you need them
store something away/up
Squirrels are storing up nuts for the winter.
Store the beans in an airtight jar.
2TD to keep facts or information in your brain or a computer:
Standard letters can be stored on floppy discs.
3

store up trouble/problems etc

to behave in a way that will cause trouble for you later:
Smokers may be storing up disease for their unborn children.
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