Translation of "lay" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk /leɪ/ us past tense and past participle laid
lay sth down/in/on, etc

C1 to put something down somewhere carefully

класть, положить что-либо в/на и т. д.
She laid the baby on the bed.
He laid the tray down on the table.

[ T ] to put something into its correct position

класть, устанавливать
to lay a carpet
to lay bricks
lay eggs

B2 If an animal lays eggs, it produces them out of its body.

откладывать яйца
lay the blame on sb

to blame someone, usually when this is not fair

сваливать вину на кого-либо
You always lay the blame on me!
lay the table UK

B1 to put plates, knives, forks, etc on the table to prepare for a meal

накрывать на стол → 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

(Translation of “lay verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)