lay down

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

lay down

verb

Definition of LAY DOWN

transitive verb
1
:  to give up :  surrender <lay down your arms>
2
a :  establish, prescribe <lay down a scale for a map>
b :  to assert or command dogmatically <lay down the law>
3
a :  store, preserve <laid down a young wine>
b :  record <laying down songs for their new album>
4
a :  to direct toward a target <lay down a barrage>
b :  to hit along the ground <laid down a sacrifice bunt>
intransitive verb
nonstandard :  to lie down

Examples of LAY DOWN

  1. <the city council promises to lay down new ordinances that will force dog walkers to clean up after their animals>
  2. <at the risk of their popularity, the parents laid down the rules for the party and wouldn't accept any arguments>

First Known Use of LAY DOWN

13th century

Rhymes with LAY DOWN

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