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3 ENTRIES FOUND:

lay up

verb

Definition of LAY UP

transitive verb
1
:  to store up :  lay by
2
:  to disable or confine with illness or injury <a knee injury laid him up for a week>
3
:  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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