Meaning of “lay up someone” in the English Dictionary

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"lay up someone" in American English

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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.

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