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Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to put or apply as a layer or coating
“Mix and lay some cement at the bottom of each hole.”
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Present participle for to present or put forward
“It may otherwise generally regulate its own procedure, but it must lay a report before Parliament.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to stake (an amount of money) in a bet
“I'll lay ten dollars on the home team winning.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to set up or put in place
“These efforts foster goodwill and help lay the groundwork for subsequent collaborations.”
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Present participle for to assign responsibility or attribution to
“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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Present participle for to assign culpability or guilt for a wrongdoing
“I suppose I should not lay too much blame at the feet of my ex-wife.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to lay eggs
“For example, turtles lay their eggs within hours in beach sand and then leave them.”
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Present participle for to engage in carnal activity
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Present participle for to assert one's right or claim to something
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(of a material) Present participle for to spread or open out
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Present participle for to put a layer of (something) on a surface
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Present participle for to make oneself, or someone or something else, look presentable
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Present participle for to offer or submit something or someone for consideration
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Present participle for to confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone
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Present participle for to cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something
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Present participle for to put securely in place or in the desired position
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Present participle for to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
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(obsolete) Present participle for to lower, let fall, or cause to sink
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Present participle for to seize and hold firmly
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(of suspended particles) Present participle for to sink slowly in a liquid to form sediment
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Present participle for to focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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Present participle for to spend or invest (a lot of) money
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Present participle for to make or give a flat and even surface to
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Present participle for to lean or turn away from a given plane or direction, especially the vertical or horizontal
Noun
The act of imposing a rule, regulation, fees, etc.
Noun
The act of finding a site for something
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