lay+open

  • 1 lay open — 1. To make bare, to show or expose 2. To cut open • • • Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 2 lay open to — ► lay open to expose (someone) to the risk of. Main Entry: ↑lay …

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  • 3 lay open — index bare, clarify, confess, denude, disabuse, disinter, divest, divulge, educe, e …

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  • 4 lay open to — lay (someone/something) open (to (something)) 1. to put someone or something in a position where there is risk or danger. The Senator s remarks were thoughtless and laid him open to criticism. 2. to create an opportunity. A string of victories… …

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  • 5 lay open — lay (someone/something) open (to (something)) 1. to put someone or something in a position where there is risk or danger. The Senator s remarks were thoughtless and laid him open to criticism. 2. to create an opportunity. A string of victories… …

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  • 6 lay open — 1. Open, lance, cut open. 2. Expose, reveal, exhibit, disclose, unveil, divulge, publish, show, make known …

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  • 7 lay open — verb In Japan and South Korea, to publish a patent for initial public review, prior to the formal application for registration …

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  • 8 lay open — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. incise, knife, slice; see cut 2 , expose 1 …

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  • 9 lay open — v. expose, uncover, explain …

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  • 10 lay open to harm — index expose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 lay open to view — index expose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 To lay open — 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 lay — lay1 [lā] vt. laid, laying [ME leyen, new formation < 3d pers. sing. of earlier leggen < OE lecgan, lit., to make lie (akin to Goth lagjan, Ger legen) < pt. base of OE licgan, to LIE1] 1. to cause to come down or fall with force; knock… …

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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 lay — Ⅰ. lay [1] ► VERB (past and past part. laid) 1) put down, especially gently or carefully. 2) put down and set in position for use. 3) assign or place: lay the blame. 4) (lay before) present (material) for consideration and action to …

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  • 16 Open — O pen v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opening}.] [AS. openian. See {Open},a.] 1. To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose; to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering from; as, to open a door; to open… …

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  • 17 lay — lay1 /lay/, v., laid, laying, n. v.t. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low.… …

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  • 18 open — 1 adjective NOT CLOSED 1 DOOR/CONTAINER not closed, so that you can go through, take things out, or put things in: an open window | I guess I did leave the door open. | I can t get this milk open. | wide open (=completely open): The door was wide …

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  • 19 open — /ˈoʊpən / (say ohpuhn) adjective 1. not shut, as a door, gate, etc. 2. not closed, covered, or shut up, as a house, box, drawer, etc. 3. not enclosed as by barriers, as a space. 4. that may be entered, used, shared, competed for, etc., by all: an …

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  • 20 lay — I [[t]leɪ[/t]] v. laid, lay•ing, n. 1) to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk[/ex] 2) to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him… …

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