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2 ENTRIES FOUND:

lay on

verb

Definition of LAY ON

transitive verb
1
a :  to apply by or as if by spreading on a surface <laying it on thick>
b :  provide, arrange <food laid on in abundance>
c :  hand out <laid on awards>
2
chiefly British :  hire
intransitive verb
:  attack, beat

Examples of LAY ON

  1. <she lays the butter on so thickly that you hardly taste the bagel>
  2. <lay on more staff for the busy tourist season in the Lake District>

First Known Use of LAY ON

1600

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