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lay sth out

phrasal verb with lay uk   /leɪ/  us   /leɪ/ verb (laid)
  • (SPEND MONEY)

C2 informal to ​spendmoney, ​especially a ​largeamount: It's not every ​day you ​lay out $500 on a ​dress.
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  • (EXPLAIN)

C1 to ​explain something ​clearly, usually in writing: The ​code of ​practicelays out very ​clearly what the ​duties of the ​registrar are.
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lay sth out

phrasal verb with lay uk   us   /leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid)
to explain or describe something in a ​clear and detailed way: Our ​socialmediaapproach was ​laid out in the ​agenda.lay sth out for sb He didn't understand that I was ​firing him, so I ​laid it out for him.
to ​design or ​arrange something in a useful way: We ​laid out the web ​page so that the ​links were more clearly visible.
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“lay sth out” in British English

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