lay down something phrasal verb, verb Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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Meaning of "lay down something" - American English Dictionary

lay down something

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

(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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