lays 1 of 3

present tense third-person singular of lay
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as in settles
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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as in bets
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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as in ascribes
to explain (something) as being the result of something else an electrical fire that was laid to faulty wiring

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lays

2 of 3

noun (1)

plural of lay

lays

3 of 3

noun (2)

plural of lay

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“Lays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lays. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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