Lay

  • 101 lay —  , lie  Lay and lie, in all their manifestations, are a constant source of errors. There are no simple rules for dealing with them. You must either commit their various forms to memory or avoid them altogether. The forms are as follows:  lay lie… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 102 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

  • 103 lay-by — /ˈleɪ baɪ / (say lay buy) noun 1. the reservation of an article by payment of a cash deposit. 2. an item so reserved or so purchased. 3. British a part of a road or railway where vehicles may draw up out of the stream of traffic. –verb (t) (lay… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 104 lay — 1. tv. to copulate [with] someone. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) □ She laid him on the spot. □ He said he was going to lay her. I thought he was just talking tough. 2. n. a sexual act. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) □ I could use a good lay… …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 105 lay — English has three words lay. The common verb, ‘cause to lie’ [OE], goes back to the prehistoric Germanic base *lag ‘put’, a variant of which produced lie. From it was derived *lagjan, whose modern descendants are German legen, Dutch leggen,… …

    Word origins

  • 106 lay on — Synonyms and related words: administer, apply, apply to, attack, baste, bastinado, beat, bedaub, belabor, belt, besmear, bestow, birch, blanket, block, buffet, burden with, butter, cane, canopy, charge, cloak, clothe, cloud, club, coat, cope,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 107 lay — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. secular, noncleric, nonprofessional. v. t. put, place, deposit; allay, suppress; wager, bet; impose; impute, ascribe; present. n. ballad, song (see music). See location, relief, attribution,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 108 lay by — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. hoard, put aside, build up savings; see save 3 , store 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To reserve for the future: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay in, lay up, put by, salt away, save (up), set by. See KEEP, SAVE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 109 lay to — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms lay to : present tense I/you/we/they lay to he/she/it lays to present participle laying to past tense laid to past participle laid to lay something to if you lay a ship to, or if it lays to, it… …

    English dictionary

  • 110 lay on — {v.} 1. To spread on or over a surface; apply. * /He told us that we should lay on a second coat of paint for better protection against the weather./ 2. To beat; to strike. * /Little John seized a staff and began to lay on with great energy./ 3.… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 111 lay up — {v.} 1. To collect a supply of; save for future, use; store. * /Bees lay up honey for the winter./ 2. To keep in the house or in bed because of sickness or injury; disable. * /Jack was laid up with a twisted knee and couldn t play in the final… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 112 lay on — {v.} 1. To spread on or over a surface; apply. * /He told us that we should lay on a second coat of paint for better protection against the weather./ 2. To beat; to strike. * /Little John seized a staff and began to lay on with great energy./ 3.… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 113 lay up — {v.} 1. To collect a supply of; save for future, use; store. * /Bees lay up honey for the winter./ 2. To keep in the house or in bed because of sickness or injury; disable. * /Jack was laid up with a twisted knee and couldn t play in the final… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 114 Lay-up — Au basket ball, le lay up désigne le fait de marquer en portant la balle au panier (sans dunker) après un double pas et un saut. Les spécialistes de cette technique très courante, sont généralement des femmes ou des hommes de petites tailles ou… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 115 lay — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, gently ▪ neatly ▪ He laid the clothes neatly on his bed. ▪ aside, down ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 116 lay-by — noun (BrE) VERB + LAY BY ▪ pull into PREPOSITION ▪ in a/the lay by ▪ I was parked in a lay by, having a nap …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 117 lay to — Synonyms and related words: account for, accredit with, accrete to, acknowledge, aestivate, apply to, ascribe to, assign to, attach to, attribute to, blame, blame for, blame on, bring home to, buckle down, charge on, charge to, confess, connect… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 118 lay\ on — v 1. To spread on or over a surface; apply. He told us that we should lay on a second coat of paint for better protection against the weather. 2. To beat; to strike. Little John seized a staff and began to lay on with great energy. 3. See: lay it …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 119 lay\ up — v 1. To collect a supply of; save for future, use; store. Bees lay up honey for the winter. 2. To keep in the house or in bed because of sickness or injury; disable. Jack was laid up with a twisted knee and couldn t play in the final game. 3. To… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 120 lay — I. , adj. == pertaining to the laity, ‘lay fee.’ RG. 470 II. , v. a. pret. ‘leyde.’ RG. 393 == lay aside. Body and Soul, 166 == lay on, attack. Alys. 5832 == allay. Ps. lxxxiv. 4 III. , sb. == song. Alys. 5211. Fr. lai. AS. leoð IV. , sb. ==… …

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