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Lay the baby on her back.
He laid his coat across the arm of the chair.
We lay flowers on her grave once a week.
Carmen laid her head against my shoulder and fell asleep.
The project is intended to lay the groundwork for future research.
The gunman realized the police had laid a trap and quickly surrendered.
This is the American English definition of lay. View British English definition of lay.
the short high sound that a small bird makes
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