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lay sth on

verb uk phrasal verb with lay   /leɪ/ (laid) us  

(PROVIDE)

to provide something for a group of people: They lay on free entertainment at the club every day. They laid on a wonderful buffet after the wedding.

(TELL)

mainly US slang to tell someone something they did not know: I hate to be the one to lay this on you, but your girlfriend has just left with another guy.
Translations of “lay sth on”
in Chinese (Traditional) 提供, 提供,供應,供給…
in Russian обеспечивать, снабжать…
in Turkish sağlamak, vermek, tertip etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提供, 提供,供应,供给…
in Polish zapewniać coś…
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