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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

Examples of layin in a Sentence

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
One ruined, dark crossover car lays in the middle of that field, near a small pond filled with parts of buildings and vehicles and RVs carried there by the storm. James Hartley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 May 2024 The cornerstone, laid in 1949, also has a long crack in it. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 May 2024 Hundreds of police officers have been deployed to northern France in search of the fugitive Mohamed Amra, who escaped Tuesday when gunmen laid in wait for a prison van transporting him, ramming a car into it before opening fire on the guards. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 15 May 2024 Just five batters after Harrison plunked the Reds’ leadoff man, Lee laid in pain on the warning track as Friedl and three other Reds rounded the bases. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 12 May 2024 In the reel, Bailey holds her newborn while still laying in her hospital bed, presumably just moments after welcoming her son. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 13 May 2024 Davis said her son was laying in bed when the freak accident happened. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 This makes Graham one of the few private citizens to hold three of the highest honors from Congress: a Congressional Gold Medal, to have laid in honor at the Capitol and to have a statue commissioned for the Statuary Hall collection. Danielle Battaglia, Charlotte Observer, 12 May 2024 And that somewhere happened two decades back, when the foundation was laid in the youth of its founder. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024

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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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“Layin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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