lay up


lay up

transitive verb

Definition of LAY UP

:  to store up :  lay by
:  to disable or confine with illness or injury <a knee injury laid him up for a week>
:  to take out of active service

Examples of LAY UP

  1. <an eating disorder that would impel her to lay up candy bars in her closet for all-night food binges>

First Known Use of LAY UP

14th century


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