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


lay up

 phrasal verb
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lay somebody up

[usually passive]
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if someone is laid up, they are unable to work, etc. because of an illness or injury She's laid up with a broken leg.

    lay something up

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  1. 1= lay somethingin/up
  2. 2to stop using a ship or other vehicle while it is being repaired
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lay up

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