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phrasal verb
  1. 2
    informal to spend an amount of money

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of lay out

  2. 5
    to prepare a dead body so that people can come to see it before it is buried

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of lay out

  3. 7
    American informal to lie outside in the sun, so that your skin becomes darker. This use is considered incorrect by many people.

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