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lays down

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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 wouldn't 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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“Lays down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lays%20down. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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