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laid

verb , past tense of lay

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2 to cause to come to rest at the bottom (as of a liquid)
  • the rain was just hard enough to lay the dust in the air
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3 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty
  • state officials tried to lay a tax on merchandise sold over the Internet
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4 to make ready in advance
  • she's laying plans for the charity auction months ahead of time
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5 to put a layer of on a surface
  • the mason laid mortar over the first row of bricks before starting the second
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6 to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event
  • I'll lay five dollars that you can't do it
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7 to explain (something) as being the result of something else
  • an electrical fire that was laid to faulty wiring
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8 to place (a dead body) in the earth, a tomb, or the sea
  • lay the corpse to rest
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