lay something bare

his private life has been laid bare

Syn:
reveal, disclose, divulge, show, expose, exhibit, uncover, unveil, unmask, make known, make public

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  • lay something bare — REVEAL, disclose, divulge, show, expose, exhibit, uncover, unveil, unmask, make a clean breast of, make known, make public. → lay * * * lay something bare phrase to make something known that has been hidden or secret All the facts of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay something bare — to make something known that has been hidden or secret All the facts of the investigation are finally being laid bare …   English dictionary

  • bare — bare1 [beə US ber] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(without clothes)¦ 2¦(land/trees)¦ 3¦(not covered/empty)¦ 4 the bare facts 5¦(smallest amount necessary)¦ 6 the bare bones 7 lay something bare 8 with your bare hands 9 bare infinitive ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay — lay1 [ leı ] (past tense and past participle laid [ leıd ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 put down flat/carefully ▸ 2 push egg from body ▸ 3 plan and prepare ▸ 4 lie ▸ 5 prepare table for meal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive lay on/in/across/against to put something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bare — [[t]be͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ barer, barest, bares, baring, bared 1) ADJ If a part of your body is bare, it is not covered by any clothing. She was wearing only a thin robe over a flimsy nightdress, and her feet were bare... She had bare arms and a bare… …   English dictionary

  • lay — I [[t]le͟ɪ[/t]] VERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦ lays, laying, laid (In standard English, the form lay is also the past tense of the verb in some meanings. In informal English, people sometimes use the word lay instead of …   English dictionary

  • lay — I UK [leɪ] / US verb Word forms lay : present tense I/you/we/they lay he/she/it lays present participle laying past tense laid UK [leɪd] / US past participle laid *** Collocations: Lay means to put something in a particular place or position: I… …   English dictionary

  • lay — I verb 1) Curtis laid the newspaper on the table Syn: put, place, set, put down, set down, deposit, rest, situate, locate, position; informal stick, dump, park, plunk 2) the act laid the foundation for the new system …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay — 1 /leI/ verb the past tense of lie 1 2 verb past tense and past participle laid 1 PUT SB/STH DOWN (transitive always + adv/prep) to put someone or something down carefully into a flat position: lay sth in/on/under etc: Laying my coat carefully on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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