Stowed carrots and potatoes in the root cellar.
Stow the chatter!
- to put or hide away, as in a safe place
- to be a stowaway
- to consume (food or drink), esp. in large amounts
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of stow
- Middle English stowen from stowe place from Old English stōw stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English stowen, stawen, stewen, from Old English stÅwian (“to hold back, restrain"), from Proto-Germanic *stÅwÅnÄ…, *stÅwijanÄ… (“to stow, dam up"), from Proto-Indo-European *stehâ‚‚- (“to stand, place"). Cognate with Dutch stuwen, stouwen (“to stow"), Low German stauen (“to blin, halt, hinder"), German stauen (“to halt, hem in, stow, pack"), Danish stuve (“to stow"), Swedish stuva (“to stow").