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English definition of “lay sth down”

lay sth down

(WEAPONS) phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb (laid)
If you lay down your weapons, you stop fighting: They laid down their weapons and surrendered. Mediators have persuaded both sides to lay down their arms.Stopping fighting
(Definition of lay sth down (WEAPONS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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