lay into - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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.

See also main entry: lay