lay something out

lay something out
1 Robyn laid the plans out on the desk: SPREAD OUT, set out, display, exhibit.
2 a paper laying out our priorities: OUTLINE, sketch out, rough out, detail, draw up, formulate, work out, frame, draft.
3 (informal) he had to lay out £70.: See pay verb sense 2.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lay something out — 1. tv. to spend some amount of money. □ I can’t lay that kind of money out every day! CD She laid out about $24,000 for that beemer. 2. tv. to explain a plan of action or a sequence of events. □ Let me lay it out for you. CD Lay out the plan very …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • lay something out — 1》 spread something out to its full extent. 2》 construct or arrange buildings or gardens according to a plan.     ↘arrange and present material for printing and publication. 3》 informal spend a sum of money. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay sth out — UK US lay sth out Phrasal Verb with lay({{}}/leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid) ► to explain or describe something in a clear and detailed way: »Our social media approach was laid out in the agenda. lay sth out for sb »He didn t understand that I was… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌlay sth ˈout — phrasal verb 1) to spread something out or arrange things so that you can see them easily I had my dress all ready and laid out on the bed.[/ex] 2) to explain something carefully and clearly The documents lay out the principles clearly… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • lay something bare — REVEAL, disclose, divulge, show, expose, exhibit, uncover, unveil, unmask, make a clean breast of, make known, make public. → lay * * * lay something bare phrase to make something known that has been hidden or secret All the facts of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay something up — 1》 see lay something in. 2》 take a ship or other vehicle out of service. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay something up — 1) see lay something in above 2) take a ship or other vehicle out of service our boats were laid up during the winter months 3) assemble layers in the arrangement required for the manufacture of plywood or other laminated material …   Useful english dictionary

  • map something out — OUTLINE, set out, lay out, sketch out, trace out, rough out, block out, delineate, detail, draw up, formulate, work out, frame, draft, plan, plot out, arrange, design, programme. → map * * * plan a route or course of action in detail I mapped out …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay something out — SPEND, expend, pay, dish out, put up, part with, hand over; informal shell out, fork out/up, lay out, cough up. → pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • set something out — 1 the gifts were set out on tables: ARRANGE, lay out, put out, array, dispose, display, exhibit. 2 they set out some guidelines: PRESENT, set forth, detail; …   Useful english dictionary

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