lay in
transitive verb Date: 1579 lay by, save <
lays in food for the winter
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lay in — Ⅰ. ► lay in/up build up (a stock) in case of need. Main Entry: ↑lay Ⅱ. ► lay up 1) put out of action through illness or injury. 2) see lay in. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • lay in — verb keep or lay aside for future use store grain for the winter The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn t eat • Syn: ↑store, ↑hive away, ↑put in, ↑salt away, ↑stack away, ↑stash away …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay in — Synonyms and related words: approach anchorage, bank, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up for, bear up to, bundle away, cache, close with, coffer, deposit, fetch, file, go aboard, go alongside, hutch, lay aboard, lay aside, lay away, lay by,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lay in — phrasal verb lay in or lay up [transitive] Word forms lay in : present tense I/you/we/they lay in he/she/it lays in present participle laying in past tense laid in past participle laid in old fashioned to get and keep a supply of something such… …   English dictionary

  • lay in — {v.} To store up a supply of; to get and keep for future use. * /Mrs. Mason heard that the price of sugar might go up, so she laid in a hundred pounds of it./ * /Before school starts, the principal will lay in plenty of paper for the students… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay in — {v.} To store up a supply of; to get and keep for future use. * /Mrs. Mason heard that the price of sugar might go up, so she laid in a hundred pounds of it./ * /Before school starts, the principal will lay in plenty of paper for the students… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ in — v To store up a supply of; to get and keep for future use. Mrs. Mason heard that the price of sugar might go up, so she laid in a hundred pounds of it. Before school starts, the principal will lay in plenty of paper for the students written work …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay in — PHRASAL VERB If you lay in an amount of something, you buy it and store it to be used later. [V P n (not pron)] They began to lay in extensive stores of food supplies …   English dictionary

  • lay in — phr verb Lay in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑supply …   Collocations dictionary

  • lay in — store up a supply of something, get and keep for future use They are trying to lay in as much food as possible before winter comes …   Idioms and examples

  • lay in — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. collect, gather, amass; see accumulate 1 , store 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To reserve for the future: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay up, put by, salt away, save (up), set by. See KEEP, SAVE. 2. To… …   English dictionary for students

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