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

lay in

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laid in; laying in; lays in

transitive verb

: lay by, save
lays in food for the winter

Example Sentences

Verb be sure to lay in enough food for the long Alaska winter
Recent Examples on the Web
Elmore added a layin but the Senators wouldn't score in the game's final two minutes. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 20 Mar. 2022 Verge tied it with a layin but was called for a technical, sending him to the bench with his fourth foul. Jim Hoehn,, 7 Mar. 2022 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, 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, 7 Feb. 2021 Butler made a pass artistic bounce pass down the lane to Kelly Olynyk for a layin. Dave Hyde,, 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,, 31 Jan. 2020 Leesburg responded with two 3-point shots by Erving, a fastbreak layin by Erving and a couple of stops. Buddy Collings,, 8 Mar. 2018 After another Osceola mistake, Harge scored another layin off a sideline inbounds play. Buddy Collings,, 3 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1951, in the meaning defined above


1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of layin was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Layin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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