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English definition of “lay off (something/someone)”

lay off (something/someone)

(STOP) (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/) infml phrasal verb with lay    /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/)
to stop using or dealing with something, or to stop criticizing someone: You’re going to have to lay off salt.
(Definition of lay off (something/someone) (STOP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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