lay on
verb Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. a. to apply by or as if by spreading on a surface <
laying it on thick
>
b. provide, arrange <
food laid on in abundance
>
c. hand out <
laid on awards
>
2. chiefly British hire intransitive verb attack, beat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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