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Present participle for issue instructions to other people in an authoritative or dogmatic way
“She'll lay down the law on headline issues and take your calls.”
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Present participle for to make the decisions
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Present participle for to maintain one's position staunchly in the face of opposition
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Present participle for to overpower by weight
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Present participle for to pass laws (including the amending or repeal of existing laws)
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Present participle for to criticize or censure harshly
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Present participle for to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
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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 express one's opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way
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Present participle for to punish or rebuke formally for an offense
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Present participle for to give an authoritative or peremptory order
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