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

 

lay out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    lay somebodyout

     
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  1. 1to knock someone unconscious
  2. 2to prepare a dead body to be buried

    lay somethingout

     
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  1. 1to spread something out so that it can be seen easily or is ready to use He laid the map out on the table. + adj. Lay the material out flat.
  2. 2[often passive] to plan how something should look and arrange it in this way The gardens were laid out with lawns and flower beds. a well laid out magazine related noun layout
  3. 3to present a plan, an argument, etc. clearly and carefully synonym set out All the terms and conditions are laid out in the contract.
  4. 4(informal) to spend money synonym fork out I had to lay out a fortune on a new car. related noun outlay
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