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lay up someone

(past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
phrasal verb with lay  us   /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
to ​force someone to ​stay in ​bed: She’s been laid up with the ​flu for a ​week.
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