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lay down

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1 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action

  • the city council promises to lay down new ordinances that will force dog walkers to clean up after their animals
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2 to state clearly and strongly

  • at the risk of their popularity, the parents laid down the rules for the party and wouldnʼt accept any arguments
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3 to give the rules about (something) clearly and exactly

  • the supervisor laid down the procedure for a complaint of sexual harassment
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4 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress

  • commanded the surrounded troops to lay down their weapons
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