lay down

  • 1 lay down — {v.} 1. To let (something) be taken; give up or surrender (something). * /The general told the troops to lay down their arms./ * /He was willing to lay down his life for his country./ Compare: GIVE UP. 2. To ask people to follow; tell someone to… …

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  • 2 lay down — {v.} 1. To let (something) be taken; give up or surrender (something). * /The general told the troops to lay down their arms./ * /He was willing to lay down his life for his country./ Compare: GIVE UP. 2. To ask people to follow; tell someone to… …

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  • 3 lay down — (something) to say or write something plainly. The coach laid down the rules for all team members, including being at every practice and getting eight hours sleep. Related vocabulary: set down something …

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  • 4 lay down — ► lay down 1) formulate and enact (a rule or principle). 2) build up a deposit of (a substance). 3) store (wine) in a cellar. 4) pay or wager (money). Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 5 lay down — index pose (propound), posit, stipulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 lay down — verb institute, enact, or establish (Freq. 8) make laws • Syn: ↑establish, ↑make • Hypernyms: ↑make, ↑create • Hyponyms: ↑ …

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  • 7 lay down — phrasal verb Word forms lay down : present tense I/you/we/they lay down he/she/it lays down present participle laying down past tense laid down past participle laid down 1) [transitive] to put something down in order to show you are not going to… …

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  • 8 Lay Down — Infobox Single Name = Lay Down Cover size = Caption = Artist = Strawbs from Album = Bursting at the Seams A side = B side = Backside Released = Start date|1972|10|13 Format = 7 Recorded = Genre = progressive folk, progressive rock Length = 4:31… …

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  • 9 lay down — verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to give up ; surrender < lay down your arms > 2. a. establish, prescribe < lay down a scale for a map > b. to assert or command dogmatically …

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  • 10 lay down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you lay something down, you put it down, usually because you have finished using it. [V n P] Daniel finished the article and laid the newspaper down on his desk... [V P n (not pron)] She laid down her knife and fork and pushed… …

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  • 11 lay\ down — v 1. To let (smth) be taken; give up or surrender (smth). The general told the troops to lay down their arms. He was willing to lay down his life for his country. Compare: give up 2. To ask people to follow; tell someone to obey; make (a rule or… …

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  • 12 lay-down — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: lay down of a collar : turned over * * * layˈ down noun 1. In card games, esp bridge, a hand which cannot fail to take the number of tricks required to win, and which therefore is sometimes exposed to view without… …

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  • 13 lay down — verb a) To give up, surrender, or yield (e.g. a weapon), usually by placing it on the ground. The police urged the gunman to lay down his weapon. b) To specify, institute …

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  • 14 lay down — phr verb Lay down is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑parliament Lay down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arms, ↑burden, ↑code, ↑condition, ↑criterion, ↑guideline, ↑gun, ↑knife, ↑life, ↑ …

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  • 15 lay down — in. to give up. □ Do you expect me to just lay down? □ You really think I should just lay down and let them walk all over me? …

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  • 16 lay down — Synonyms and related words: abdicate, abjure, acknowledge defeat, advance, affirm, align, allege, announce, annunciate, ante, ante up, appoint, argue, arrange in layers, assert, assever, asseverate, authorize, aver, avouch, avow, back, bank, bet …

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  • 17 lay down — 1) vb See lie down 2) lay (someone) down vb American to kill. A euphemism used among black street gangs in the late 1980s …

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  • 18 lay down — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To declare] Syn. assert, state, affirm; see declare 1 , report 1 , say . 2. [To bet] Syn. game, put up, wager; see bet , gamble 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To let (something) go: abandon, cede, forgo, relinquish,… …

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  • 19 lay down — set, determine; (Slang) abase oneself …

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  • 20 lay down — alecgan …

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