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English definition of “lay up someone”

lay up someone

(past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/) phrasal verb with lay    /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/)
to force someone to stay in bed : She’s been laid up with the flu for a week .
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