Meaning of “lay into sb” in the English Dictionary

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"lay into sb" in British English

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lay into sb

informal
phrasal verb with lay uk /leɪ/ us /leɪ/ verb laid

to attack someone physically, or to criticize someone in an angry way:

In the middle of the meeting she suddenly laid into him for no apparent reason.

(Definition of “lay into sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)