lay something down

1)

he laid down his glass

Syn:
put down, set down, place down, deposit, rest; informal plunk down
2)

they were forced to lay down their weapons

Syn:
relinquish, surrender, give up, yield, cede
3)

the ground rules have been laid down

Syn:
formulate, stipulate, set down, draw up, frame; prescribe, ordain, dictate, decree; enact, pass, decide, determine, impose, codify

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  • lay something down — 1 he laid down his glass: PUT DOWN, set down, place down, deposit, rest; informal dump, plonk down; Brit. informal bung down. 2 they were forced to lay …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay something down — 1) they laid down their weapons Syn: relinquish, surrender, give up, abandon 2) the ground rules have been laid down Syn: formulate, set down, draw up, frame, prescribe, ordain, dictate …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • lay something down — 1》 formulate and enact a rule or principle. 2》 begin to construct a ship or railway. 3》 build up a deposit of a substance. 4》 store wine in a cellar. 5》 pay or bet money. 6》 informal record a piece of music. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay sth down — UK US lay sth down Phrasal Verb with lay({{}}/leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid) ► to officially establish a rule, or to officially state the way in which something should be done: »This is in line with the policy laid down by the management. lay down… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Lay It Down (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Lay It Down Type = Studio album Artist = Cowboy Junkies Released = February 27, 1996 Recorded = June July 1995 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 50:52 Label = Geffen Producer = John Keane Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • lay/set down a marker — put/lay/set down a/your marker (for sth) ► to show clearly what your opinion or position about something is, and how you plan to act in the future: »By entering into this partnership, the company has put down a clear marker for the future. »Now… …   Financial and business terms

  • lay/set down a marker for sth — put/lay/set down a/your marker (for sth) ► to show clearly what your opinion or position about something is, and how you plan to act in the future: »By entering into this partnership, the company has put down a clear marker for the future. »Now… …   Financial and business terms

  • lay/set down your marker — put/lay/set down a/your marker (for sth) ► to show clearly what your opinion or position about something is, and how you plan to act in the future: »By entering into this partnership, the company has put down a clear marker for the future. »Now… …   Financial and business terms

  • lay/set down your marker for sth — put/lay/set down a/your marker (for sth) ► to show clearly what your opinion or position about something is, and how you plan to act in the future: »By entering into this partnership, the company has put down a clear marker for the future. »Now… …   Financial and business terms


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