Translation of "lay" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

lay

verb uk /leɪ/ us /leɪ/ laid
PUT DOWN 放下

C1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to put something in especially a flat or horizontal position, usually carefully or for a particular purpose

放置,安放,平放
She laid the baby on the bed. 她把嬰兒放在了床上。
He laid the tray down on the table. 他把托盤放在桌子上。
She laid aside her book and went to answer the phone. 她把書放在一邊去接電話。
We're having a new carpet laid in the hall next week. 我們準備下周給大廳鋪新地毯。
The plan is to lay (= build) the foundations for the new apartments in October. 按照計劃新公寓將於十月打地基。

[ T ] to prepare a plan or a method of doing something

計劃,研究(方法)
Even the best laid plans go wrong sometimes. 即使最周密的計劃有時也會出錯。
LIE

past simple of lie verb

躺;平躺;平臥
PRODUCE EGGS 産卵

B2 [ I or T ] (of an animal or bird) to produce eggs from out of the body

産(卵);産(蛋)
Thousands of turtles drag themselves onto the beach and lay their eggs in the sand. 成千上萬隻海龜爬上海灘在沙裡産卵。
HAVE SEX 性交

[ T ] slang to have sex with someone

與(某人)發生性關係,與(某人)性交
So did you get laid (= find someone to have sex with)? 你和人發生性關係了嗎?
RISK MONEY 賭錢

[ T ] to risk something, usually money, on the result of an event

押(賭注),為…打賭,對…下注
She won't get the job - I'd lay money on it! 她得不到那份工作——我敢打賭!
EXPRESS 表達

[ T ] to express a claim, legal statement, etc. in a serious or official way

聲稱,聲明
She can't accept she made a mistake and now she's trying to lay the blame on (= accuse) her assistant. 她無法接受自己犯錯誤的事實,於是想把責任推到助手的頭上。
Do you understand the seriousness of the charge (= legal accusation) that has been laid against you? 你知道對你的這項指控有多嚴重嗎?
lay claim to sth

to say that you own something

聲稱…歸其所有
Two companies have laid claim to the design. 兩家公司都聲稱自己擁有此項設計的所有權。
adjective [ before noun ] uk /leɪ/ us /leɪ/
NOT TRAINED 未經訓練的

not trained in or not having a detailed knowledge of a particular subject

未經訓練的;外行的;非專業的
From a lay viewpoint the questionnaire is virtually incomprehensible. 從外行的角度看,這份問卷調查簡直讓人無法理解。
→ See also layman
CHURCH 教會

having a position in a religious organization that is not a full-time job and is not paid

(尤指在教會等組織中)兼職的,客串的
a lay preacher 兼職牧師
→ See also layman
noun [ C ] uk /leɪ/ us /leɪ/ slang

used to describe how good someone is at sex, or how often they have sex

形容某人性能力的好壞和發生性行為的頻率
She's a good lay (= sex with her is enjoyable). 她是個不錯的性伴侶。
She got a reputation as an easy lay (= she was thought to have slept with a lot of people). 她和很多人都睡過,得了個放蕩的名聲。

(Translation of “lay” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)