lay bare

Definition of lay bare

  1. :  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

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

bareplay
  1. :  lacking a natural, usual, or appropriate covering

    :  lacking clothing

    :  bareheaded

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

  1. : archaic past ofbear


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