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|present participle||laying down|
|past tense||laid down|
|past participle||laid down|
Please stop writing and lay down your pencils.
The EU has laid down tough standards for water quality.
The rules laid down that he could not directly intervene.
With kids like that you have to lay down the law and let them see you’re serious.
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