Meaning of “lay into someone” in the English Dictionary

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"lay into someone" in American English

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lay into someone

past tense and past participle laid /leɪd/ infml
phrasal verb with lay us /leɪ/ verb past tense and past participle laid /leɪd/

to attack someone physically or with words:

The critics laid into her for a weak and lackluster performance.

(Definition of “lay into someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)