lay+hold+of

  • 61lay hands on — {v. phr.} 1. To get hold of; find; catch. * /The treasure hunters can keep any treasure they can lay hands on./ * /If the police can lay hands on him, they will put him in jail./ Compare: LAY ONE S HAND ON(2). 2. To do violence to; harm; hurt. *… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 62Lay It Down (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Lay It Down Type = Studio album Artist = Cowboy Junkies Released = February 27, 1996 Recorded = June July 1995 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 50:52 Label = Geffen Producer = John Keane Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …

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  • 63lay\ hands\ on — v. phr. 1. To get hold of; find; catch. The treasure hunters can keep any treasure they can lay hands on. If the police can lay hands on him, they will put him in jail. Compare: lay one s hand on(2) 2. To do violence to; harm; hurt. They were… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 64lay off — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abort, aestivate, belay, blueprint, boot, bounce, bound, break, breathe, bump, bust, call a strike, call it quits, can, cancel, cashier, cease, chart, circle in, circumscribe, close down, close shop, cut it… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 65lay by the heels — phrasal 1. : to seize and imprison : capture 2. : to cause the downfall of : bring down : overtake Romanticism … proceeded to hold the field till it was laid by the heels by naturalism Edmund Wilson * * * lay by the heels …

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  • 66lay hands on — Synonyms and related words: abduct, administer the Eucharist, ambush, annex, anoint, assail, assault, attack, bless, blitz, bushwhack, carry off, chrism, come at, come down on, confirm, crack down on, cross, descend on, descend upon, do duty,… …

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  • 67lay\ to — v 1. To give the blame or credit to; to name as cause. He was unpopular and when he made money, it was laid to his dishonesty, but when he lost money, it was laid to his stupidity. Compare: lay at one s door 2. To hold a ship or boat still… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 68lay hands on — wait till I lay my hands on you! Syn: catch, lay/get hold of, get one s hands on, seize, grab, grasp, capture …

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  • 69lay — Lathe Lathe (l[=a][th]), n. [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G. lade a chest, Icel. hla[eth]a a storehouse, barn; but cf. also Icel. l[ o][eth] a smith s lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original meaning… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 70lay siege — verb a) To besiege, to engage in a siege. And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. b) To attack continually over a long period …

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  • 71lay hands on — 1) (smth) get hold of or find something If I can lay my hands on a slide projector I will show you the pictures of my trip tonight. 2) (smb) do violence to, harm, hurt He said that if he ever lays hands on the person who stole his car he will… …

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  • 72lay at someone's door — idi lay at someone s door, to hold someone accountable for …

    From formal English to slang

  • 73lay to — verb Date: 1796 intransitive verb lie to transitive verb to bring (a ship) into the wind and hold stationary …

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  • 74Lay-by — 1. store system of paying for goods in installments; 2. put a deposit on an article so a shop will hold it …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 75lay-by — Australian Slang 1. store system of paying for goods in installments; 2. put a deposit on an article so a shop will hold it …

    English dialects glossary

  • 76lay away — Canadian Slang to have a store hold merchandise until it is paid for by installment …

    English dialects glossary

  • 77lay one's cards on the table — speak frankly, be honest, not hold back …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 78hold me responsible — say that I am responsible, carry the can, lay the blame    Because I m the cashier, the manager holds me responsible for missing cash …

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  • 79To lay asleep — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 80To lay bare — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English