lay+prostrate

  • 1 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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  • 2 prostrate — [präs′trāt΄] adj. [ME prostrat < L prostratus, pp. of prosternere, to lay flat < pro , before + sternere, to stretch out < IE base * ster > STREW] 1. lying with the face downward in demonstration of great humility or abject submission …

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  • 3 Prostrate — Pros trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prostrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prostrating}.] 1. To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. to overthrow; to demolish; to… …

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  • 4 prostrate — 1. adjective 1) the prostrate figure on the ground Syn: prone, lying flat, lying down, stretched out, spread eagled, sprawling, horizontal, recumbent; rare procumbent Ant: upright 2) his wife was prostrate with shock …

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  • 5 prostrate — Synonyms and related words: abject, accumbent, adorant, adoring, afflict, aggrieve, all in, anguish, backscratching, beat, beat down, beat up, beaten, bedfast, bedridden, beggarly, bend, blow down, blow over, bone weary, bootlicking, bow and… …

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  • 6 lay — I v 1. put, place, set, rest, Inf. stick, leave, park, plant; set down, seat, settle; incline, lean. 2. drop, floor, lay low, prostrate; fell, knock or cut or strike down, sink. 3. lodge, submit, present, prefer, bring forward. 4. repose, impute …

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  • 7 lay — Synonyms and related words: Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, abate, accredit, address, advance, aim, air, alba, align, allay, allege, alleviate, anesthetize, ante, ante up, anthem, appease, aria, art song, aspect,… …

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  • 8 prostrate — pros•trate [[t]ˈprɒs treɪt[/t]] v. trat•ed, trat•ing, adj. 1) to cast (oneself) facedown on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration 2) to lay flat, as on the ground 3) to throw down level with the ground 4) to overthrow, overcome, or… …

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  • 9 prostrate — adj. & v. adj. 1 a lying face downwards, esp. in submission. b lying horizontally. 2 overcome, esp. by grief, exhaustion, etc. (prostrate with self pity). 3 Bot. growing along the ground. v.tr. 1 lay (a person etc.) flat on the ground. 2 (refl.)… …

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  • 10 lay out — Synonyms and related words: KO, align, anesthetize, arrange, array, bedaze, benumb, besot, blast, block out, blot out, blow down, blow over, blueprint, blunt, bowl down, bowl over, bring down, budget, bulldog, bump off, carve, cast, cast down,… …

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  • 11 lay low — Synonyms and related words: abate, align, attenuate, blow down, blow over, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bowl down, bowl over, brain, bring down, bulldog, burn to death, cast down, chop down, cramp, cripple, cut down, cut to pieces, damp,… …

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  • 12 prostrate — prostrative /pros treuh tiv/, adj. prostrator, n. /pros trayt/, v., prostrated, prostrating, adj. v.t. 1. to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration. 2. to lay flat, as on the ground. 3. to throw down level… …

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  • 13 prostrate — verb (t) /prɒsˈtreɪt / (say pros trayt) (prostrated, prostrating) 1. to cast (oneself) down in humility, submission, or adoration. 2. to lay flat, as on the ground. 3. to throw down level with the ground. 4. to overthrow, overcome, or reduce to… …

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  • 14 prostrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. recumbent, prone, flat, supine; debased, abased, humbled; helpless, powerless, resigned. See horizontal. v. t. debase, abase, flatten; bow, submit. See dejection, lowness, servility. II (Roget s IV) …

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  • 15 lay low — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [Hide] Syn. go underground, disappear, hide out; see hide 2 , sneak . 2. [Knock down] Syn. prostrate, trounce, knockout, KO*; see beat 2 , hit 1 …

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  • 16 prostrate — I. a. 1. Prostrated, prone, stretched out, flat, fallen. 2. (Bot.) Procumbent. II. v. a. 1. Overthrow, overturn, level, fell, demolish, destroy, ruin, throw down, lay flat. 2. Exhaust, reduce, overcome, depress, bringlow …

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  • 17 To 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,… …

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  • 18 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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  • 19 To lay before — 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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  • 20 To lay by — 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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