lay bare

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lay bare

:to revealed or uncover private information or feelings
  • He laid bare his soul.
  • The book is an attempt to lay bare the secrets of this very powerful political family.

Word by Word Definitions

bare play
  1. : lacking a natural, usual, or appropriate covering

  2. : lacking clothing

  3. : bareheaded

  1. : to make or lay (something) bare (see 1bare) : uncover

  1. : archaic past of bear


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