lay into
phrasal to attack especially verbally <
laid into the referee
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lay\ into — • lay into • light into v informal 1. To attack physically; go at vigorously. The two fighters laid into each other as soon as the bell rang. John loves Italian food and he really laid into the spaghetti. Syn.: pitch into, sail into 2. slang To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay into — (someone) to attack someone physically or with words. First the two kids just yelled but soon they laid into each other with hard punches. My sister really laid into me for borrowing her dress without asking first …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay into — ► lay into informal attack violently. Main Entry: ↑lay …   English terms dictionary

  • lay into — (something) to eat something quickly and with pleasure. Both hikers laid into a huge dinner with great enthusiasm …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay into — index attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lay into — [v] criticize, attack assail, battle, belabor, fire at*, invade, lambaste, let fly at*, set about; concepts 52,86 Ant. compliment, praise …   New thesaurus

  • lay into — verb hit violently, as in an attack • Syn: ↑lam into, ↑tear into, ↑lace into, ↑pitch into • Hypernyms: ↑hit • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms lay into : present tense I/you/we/they lay into he/she/it lays into present participle laying into past tense laid into past participle laid into informal lay into someone to attack someone physically or with… …   English dictionary

  • lay into — PHRASAL VERB To lay into someone or something means to start attacking or criticizing them. [INFORMAL] [V P n] A mob of women laid into him with handbags and pointed shoes... [V P n] She used to lay into Gareth about how much he spent …   English dictionary

  • lay into — informal 1) the general s henchmen were encouraged to publicly lay into dissenters See assault 1. 1) 2) he laid into her with a string of insults See criticize …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lay into — Synonyms and related words: ambush, assail, assault, attack, blitz, bushwhack, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, draw first blood, fall on, fall upon, gang up on, go at, go for, harry, have at, hit, hit like… …   Moby Thesaurus

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