Definition of lay off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lay off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

lay off

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lay off somebody/something

(informal)
 
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used to tell someone to stop doing something Lay off me will you—it's got nothing to do with me. lay off doing something Lay off bullying Jack.

lay somebodyoff

 
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to stop employing someone because there is not enough work for them to do related noun layoff

lay off something

(informal)
 
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to stop using something I think you'd better lay off fatty foods for a while.