lay

lay
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verb
ADVERB
carefully, gently
neatly

He laid the clothes neatly on his bed.

aside, down

With a resigned sigh she laid aside her book.

He laid the plates down on the table.

PREPOSITION
on

She laid the child tenderly on the bed.

over

They carefully laid a blanket over the body.

PHRASAL VERB
lay sth out
ADVERB
nicely, well

Each chapter is nicely laid out with clear diagrams.

The owners have a tastefully laid out garden.

clearly

The information is there; it just isn't laid out clearly.

Lay is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ambush, ↑blame, ↑brick, ↑cable, ↑carpet, ↑charge, ↑claim, ↑concrete, ↑drain, ↑egg, ↑emphasis, ↑foundation, ↑groundwork, ↑hand, ↑head, ↑kiss, ↑main, ↑mat, ↑mine, ↑odds, ↑palm, ↑pipe, ↑pipeline, ↑place, ↑responsibility, ↑siege, ↑stress, ↑table, ↑tile, ↑track, ↑trail, ↑trap, ↑turf, ↑wreath
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adj.
Lay is used with these nouns: ↑audience, ↑ministry, ↑preacher, ↑reader

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