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lay down something

(past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
phrasal verb with lay  us   /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
  • (STOP USING)

to put away or ​stop using something: Lay down ​yourweapons and ​surrender.

lay down something

(past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
phrasal verb with lay  us   /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
  • (STATE)

to ​state something ​plainly esp. as an ​officialrule: The ​coach laid down the ​rules from the first ​day of ​practice.
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