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English definition of “lay sth out”

lay sth out

(ARRANGE) phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb (laid)
C1 to arrange something on a flat surface: Most of Manhattan is laid out in/on a grid pattern. We laid the pieces of the dress pattern out on the floor.Classifying and creating order
(Definition of lay sth out (ARRANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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