lay (someone) to rest

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Definition of lay (someone) to rest

: to bury (someone who has died) usually used as (be) laid to rest She was laid to rest in the church's graveyard.

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“Lay (someone) to rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20%28someone%29%20to%20rest. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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