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lay

verb
 
 
/leɪ/ ( past tense and past participle laid)
lay sth down/in/on, etc C1 to put something down somewhere carefully
kłaść coś , położyć coś
She laid the baby on the bed. He laid the tray down on the table.Placing and positioning an object
[T] to put something into its correct position
układać
to lay a carpet to lay bricksPlacing and positioning an object
lay eggs B2 If an animal lays eggs, it produces them out of its body.
znosić jajka
Animal reproductionBirthPregnancy
lay the blame on sb to blame someone, usually when this is not fair
zwalić winę na kogoś , oskarżać kogoś
You always lay the blame on me!Blaming and accusing
lay the table UK B1 to put plates, knives, forks, etc on the table to prepare for a meal
nakrywać do stołu
→  See also put/lay your cards on the table , lay the foundation(s) for/of sth , get/lay your hands on sth , lay down the law Providing and serving meals
(Definition of lay verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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