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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylay into
he/she/itlays into
present participlelaying into
past tenselaid into
past participlelaid into
  1. lay into someone to attack someone physically or with cruel words because you are angry with them

    My parents really laid into me for being so late.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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