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lay sb off

phrasal verb with lay uk   us   /leɪ/ verb (laid)
B2 to ​stopemploying someone, usually because there is no ​work for them to do: Because of ​fallingorders, the ​company has been ​forced to ​lay off several hundred ​workers.
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lay sb off

phrasal verb with lay uk   us   /leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid)
to ​stopemploying someone, usually temporarily because there is not enough ​work to do: Because of ​fallingorders, the ​company has been ​forced to ​lay off several hundred ​workers.
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(Definition of lay sb off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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