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To position or place something in a particular place or spot
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Lay a whisper on my pillow. Leave the winter on the ground.”
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To put or apply as a layer or coating
“Mix and lay some cement at the bottom of each hole.”
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To present or put forward
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“It may otherwise generally regulate its own procedure, but it must lay a report before Parliament.”
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To prepare or plan in advance
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“The object of the convention was to lay plans for securing the rights of suffrage.”
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To stake (an amount of money) in a bet
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“I'll lay ten dollars on the home team winning.”
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To inflict or impose, especially a charge or penalty
“I should contemplate, with great reluctance, the proposition to lay additional taxes on railroads.”
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To set up or put in place
“These efforts foster goodwill and help lay the groundwork for subsequent collaborations.”
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To assign responsibility or attribution to
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“Too often, and increasingly, we've found it convenient to lay the task of raising the nation's children on our schools.”
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To assign culpability for
“I suppose I should not lay too much blame at the feet of my ex-wife.”
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To bury in a grave
“I beg you to take us there, that we may lay his body to rest so that his spirit may fly to Yarshilla and be at one with her.”
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To lay eggs
“For example, turtles lay their eggs within hours in beach sand and then leave them.”
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To engage in amorous relations
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(of an abstract quality) To assign to someone or something
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(of a material) To stretch or open out
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To cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something
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To prepare oneself
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Lay something to rest in or on
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To state under oath, to plead
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To express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
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To move something to a lower level
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To seize and hold firmly
hast (archaic)
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(of suspended particles) To sink slowly in a liquid to form sediment
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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To spend or invest (a lot of) money
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To make or give a flat and even surface to
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Mention as an example
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To strike (someone) so as to make them fall down
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Lean or turn away from a given plane or direction, especially the vertical or horizontal
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Noun
A structured arrangement of items within certain limits
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“Wolff studied the lay of the land, the roads, the villages, the forest areas, and many other physical features offered by the surrounding area.”
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A musical or lyrical composition
“This movement imagines Ophelia at the point of drowning, as she sings her musical lay and enters the water.”
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A job or profession
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A religious song or poem of praise to God or a god
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A kind of narrative poem, typically adapted for recitation or singing
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A warbling sound or utterance
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A long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition
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General status
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Bung or place
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Shag or rogering
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A house or building, together with its land and outbuildings, occupied by a business or considered in an official context
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An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money
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Adjective
Not having professional qualifications or expert knowledge, especially in law or medicine
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“Imbalances in knowledge between lay people and professionals make it difficult for lay people to assess a person's ability and competence.”
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Not ordained into or belonging to the clergy
“In the colonies, the lay vestry emerged to help with the management of church resources and property.”
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(of cultural activities or products) Designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
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Untechnical
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Done in an inept or unskilful way
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