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English definition of “lay down something”

lay down something

( past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/)
verb phrasal verb with lay  /leɪ/ ( past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/) us  

(STATE)

to state something plainly esp. as an official rule: The coach laid down the rules from the first day of practice.
(Definition of lay down something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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