Definition of lay up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lay up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Being ill
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Phrasal Verbs
[usually passive] if somebody is laid up, they are unable to work, etc. because of an illness or injury She's laid up with a broken leg. See related entries: Being ill
  1. 1= lay somethingin/up
  2. 2if you lay up problems or trouble for yourself, you do something that will cause you problems later
  3. 3to stop using a ship or other vehicle while it is being repaired
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