ga·rage (gə-räzh, -räj)
1. A building or indoor space in which to park or keep a motor vehicle.
2. A commercial establishment where cars are repaired, serviced, or parked.
tr.v. ga·raged, ga·rag·ing, ga·rag·es
To put or store in a garage.
[French, from garer, to shelter, from Old French garer, guerrer, of Germanic origin; see wer-4 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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