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English definition of “lay”

lay

verb [T] (EXPRESS)   /leɪ/ (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/)
to put or express : He laid emphasis on the fact that he had never been found guilty of a crime . She’s trying to lay the blame on someone else (= blame someone else ).
(Definition of lay verb (EXPRESS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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