lay on

verb

Definition of lay on

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to apply by or as if by spreading on a surface laying it on thickb :  provide, arrange food laid on in abundancec :  hand out laid on awards

  3. 2 chiefly British :  hire

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  attack, beat

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

1600

First Known Use of lay on

1600


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