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LAY DOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lay down mean? 

LAY DOWN (verb)
  The verb LAY DOWN has 1 sense:

1. institute, enact, or establish

  Familiarity information: LAY DOWN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAY DOWN (verb)


Sense 1lay down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Institute, enact, or establish

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

lay down; establish; make

Context example:

make laws

Hypernyms (to "lay down" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lay down"):

mark; set (establish as the highest level or best performance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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