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English definition of “lay sb out”

lay sb out

(HIT) informal phrasal verb with lay     /leɪ/ verb (laid)
to hit someone so hard that they fall down and become unconscious : Harrison was laid out for several minutes by a blow to the head .Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of lay sb out (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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