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lay sth down

verb uk phrasal verb with lay   /leɪ/ (laid) us  

(WINE)

specialized food & drink to store wine for drinking in the future

(WEAPONS)

If you lay down your weapons, you stop fighting: They laid down their weapons and surrendered. Mediators have persuaded both sides to lay down their arms.

(RULES)

to officially establish a rule, or to officially say how something should be done: This is in line with the policy laid down by the management.
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