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English definition of “lay up someone”

lay up someone

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