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lay sth out

phrasal verb with lay
 
 
/leɪ/ verb ( past tense and past participle laid)
ARRANGE to arrange something on a surface: He'd laid his tools out all over the kitchen floor.Classifying and creating order
EXPLAIN to explain something clearly, usually in writing: I've just laid out some proposals.Classifying and creating order
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