lay on

verb

Definition of lay on

transitive verb
1 a :to apply by or as if by spreading on a surface
  • laying it on thick
b :provide, arrange
  • food laid on in abundance
c :hand out
  • laid on awards
2 chiefly British :hire
intransitive verb

Examples of lay on in a Sentence

  1. she lays the butter on so thickly that you hardly taste the bagel

  2. lay on more staff for the busy tourist season in the Lake District

First Known Use of lay on

1600

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