lay·​in | \ ˈlā-ˌin How to pronounce layin (audio) \

Definition of layin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

lay in

laid in; laying in; lays in

Definition of lay in (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: lay by, save lays in food for the winter

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Examples of layin in a Sentence

Verb be sure to lay in enough food for the long Alaska winter
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Vikings started taking control right after the break, as sophomore Jeremy Sanchez -- who had played just 17 minutes all season -- came into the game and his steal and layin narrowed the deficit to 35-34. Special To, cleveland, "Cleveland State claims share of Horizon League regular-season title, 67-55 over Purdue Fort Wayne," 21 Feb. 2021 Patty Mills’ buzzer-beating layin on an alley-oop feed from Dejounte Murray gave the Spurs a 51-47 lead at halftime Saturday. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "NBA's All-Star plans receives lukewarm response from DeMar DeRozan," 7 Feb. 2021 Butler made a pass artistic bounce pass down the lane to Kelly Olynyk for a layin. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: Butler has a night for the ages as Heat shock Lakers in Game 3 | Commentary," 4 Oct. 2020 Nunez stole a pass and blew by defenders for an easy layin, capping a 17-2 third-quarter run and giving Lowell a 43-42 advantage. Matt Doherty,, "Refusing to give in, Lowell boys’ basketball rallies to beat Lawrence," 31 Jan. 2020 Leesburg responded with two 3-point shots by Erving, a fastbreak layin by Erving and a couple of stops. Buddy Collings,, "Leesburg tops Sarasota Booker in 6A semifinal thriller," 8 Mar. 2018 After another Osceola mistake, Harge scored another layin off a sideline inbounds play. Buddy Collings,, "Oak Ridge edges Osceola 57-54 for state tournament berth," 3 Mar. 2018 There were three consecutive timeouts, two by Butler and one by Doss, prior to Franklin's swipe and layin. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Franklin's steal seals Doss boys basketball's upset of Butler in 22nd District final," 23 Feb. 2018 Redmond senior Andrea Dang drew a foul on a layin with 50 seconds left in overtime to tie the score at 60. Jayda Evans, The Seattle Times, "Kara Choi’s big three-pointer helps Bellevue upset No. 7 Redmond in overtime," 19 Jan. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above


1579, in the meaning defined above

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“Layin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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