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lay on

verb

Definition of lay on

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 chiefly British :  hire

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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>



1600

First Known Use of lay on

1600


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