lay+bare

  • 1 lay bare — index bare, betray (disclose), denude, disclose, divest, divulge, evidence, exhibit …

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  • 2 lay bare — (something) to discover or tell people about something that was not previously known or was previously kept secret. It s been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend …

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  • 3 lay bare — phrasal : uncover, reveal, disclose, expose searches out and lays bare every insincerity of liberal professions V.L.Parrington * * * lay bare To show clearly, disclose • • • Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 4 lay bare — verb a) to expose or clarify something And laid those proud roofs bare to summers rain. Byron b) to make bare; strip The central and centralized, imperial governments, guided by the big interests of the country, induced in their unfortunate… …

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  • 5 lay bare — {v. phr.} To expose; reveal; divulge. * /During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused./ …

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  • 6 lay bare — {v. phr.} To expose; reveal; divulge. * /During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused./ …

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  • 7 lay\ bare — v. phr. To expose; reveal; divulge. During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused …

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  • 8 lay bare — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. reveal, show, disclose; see expose 1 , undress …

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  • 9 lay bare — v. tell one s innermost thoughts or feelings, pour one s heart out , reveal one s emotions …

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  • 10 lay bare — idi to uncover; reveal; disclose …

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  • 11 lay bare something — lay bare (something) to discover or tell people about something that was not previously known or was previously kept secret. It s been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend …

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  • 12 To 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,… …

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  • 13 When They Lay Bare — infobox Book | name = When They Lay Bare orig title = translator = author = Andrew Greig cover artist = country = Scotland language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Faber Faber release date = 1999 media type = Print (Hardback… …

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  • 14 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, to be… …

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  • 15 bare — bare1 [ber] adj. barer, barest [ME bar < OE bær < IE * bhoso s < ? base * bhes , to rub off > SAND] 1. a) without the natural or customary covering [bare wooden floors] b) without clothing; naked [bare legs] …

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  • 16 bare — I verb admit, air, announce, appear, be disclosed, be public, bring into view, bring out in evidence, bring to light, confess, declare, denude, disclose, display, divulgate, divulge, evince, evulgate, exhibit, expose, expose to view, lay bare,… …

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  • 17 bare your soul — bare (your) soul to express your secret thoughts and feelings. Although people are willing to bare their souls about subjects like rape, grief is still a difficult subject to talk about. Related vocabulary: lay bare something …

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  • 18 bare soul — bare (your) soul to express your secret thoughts and feelings. Although people are willing to bare their souls about subjects like rape, grief is still a difficult subject to talk about. Related vocabulary: lay bare something …

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  • 19 lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …

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  • 20 bare — [[t]be͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ barer, barest, bares, baring, bared 1) ADJ If a part of your body is bare, it is not covered by any clothing. She was wearing only a thin robe over a flimsy nightdress, and her feet were bare... She had bare arms and a bare… …

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