file away

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Verb1.file away - place in a container for keeping records; "File these bills, please"
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
2.file away - put into an archivefile away - put into an archive      
collect, pull in - get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
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vt sep paperszu den Akten legen; to file something away in one’s memoryetw im Gedächtnis behalten
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He saw clearly that it was his irrevocable destiny to remain a prisoner till dawn, or, perhaps, even late in the morning; then the smith must be fetched to file away the bars; but all that would not be done so quickly as he could think about it.
Some threw themselves upon the captives as they got towards the door, and tried to file away their irons; some danced about them with a frenzied joy, and rent their clothes, and were ready, as it seemed, to tear them limb from limb.
Raffles afterward assured me that nineteen of them had been spent in filing one key; but one of his latest inventions was a little thick velvet bag in which he carried the keys; and this bag had two elastic mouths, which closed so tightly about either wrist that he could file away, inside, and scarcely hear it himself.
BAGHDAD / NINA / - Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed the importance of keeping the security file away from political conflicts, pointing out that the fighter who made sacrifices and achieved victory is not for a party or a bloc but for the country.
"Deng Alor is not the old man and he is away from intransigence and intolerance and I expect to work together on the Abyei file away from the agendas of Khartoum and Juba," he added.
We called and we will continue to call for keeping this file away from political disputes, because a file as sensitive as this one requires from of all of us Lebanese to have an approach that takes into account the interest of Lebanon first."