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lay into

Definition of lay into

informal

  1. :  to angrily attack or criticize (someone or something) <The coach really laid into us for playing so carelessly.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past of lie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession


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