lay/put a guilt trip on

Definition of lay/put a guilt trip on

informal

  1. :  to try to make (someone) feel bad or sorry The speaker laid/put a big guilt trip on us by describing in detail how much waste the average American generates.

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

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

guiltplay
  1. :  the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating law and involving a penalty

    :  guilty conduct

    :  the state of one who has committed an offense especially consciously

tripplay
  1. :  to dance, skip, or caper with light quick steps

    :  to walk with light quick steps

    :  to catch the foot against something so as to stumble

  1. :  a stroke or catch by which a wrestler is made to lose footing

    :  voyage, journey

    :  a single round or tour on a business errand


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