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English definition of “lay sth out”

lay sth out

phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid)
to explain or describe something in a clear and detailed way: Our social media approach was laid out in the agenda .lay sth out for sb He didn't understand that I was firing him, so I laid it out for him.
to design or arrange something in a useful way: We laid out the web page so that the links were more clearly visible . → See also layout
(Definition of lay sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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