Definition of “lay off (something/someone)” - English Dictionary

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“lay off (something/someone)” in American English

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lay off (something/someone)

past tense and past participle laid /leɪd/ infml
phrasal verb with lay us /leɪ/ verb past tense and past participle laid /leɪd/

(STOP)

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)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)