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Main Entry: lay
Synonyms:
Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, abate, accredit, address, advance, aim, air, alba, align, allay, allege, alleviate, anesthetize, ante, ante up, anthem, appease, aria, art song, aspect, assign, assuage, attemper, attitude, attribute, aubade, azimuth, back, ball, ballad, ballade, ballata, bank the fire, barcarole, be intimate, bearing, bearings, bent, benumb, bet, bet on, blues, blues song, blunt, board, boat song, boom, bridal hymn, brindisi, burden with, call, calm, calypso, canso, canticle, canto, cantus, canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, carol, cast, cast loose, cast out devils, cavatina, celestial navigation, chanson, chant, chantey, charge, chasten, cite, civil, clap on ratlines, clear hawse, cohabit, come together, commit adultery, conciliate, congregational, constrain, control, cool, copulate, couple, course, cover, crawl, credit, croon, croon song, current, cushion, cut loose, dab, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, dead reckoning, deaden, deaden the pain, defuse, demand, deposit, descant, diapason, diddle, diminish, direction, direction line, dirge, ditty, downplay, drag, dress, drift, drinking song, drop, dub, dulcify, dull, ease, ease matters, enjoin, epithalamium, equalize, establish, even, exact, exorcise, exposure, extenuate, fade, fasten upon, fell, fix, flatten, flush, folk song, foment, fornicate, freight with, frig, frontage, gamble, game, give relief, grade, grease, grovel, harrow, haul, haul down, have sex, have sexual relations, hazard, heading, heave, heave apeak, heave round, heave short, helmsmanship, hymeneal, hymn, impose, impose on, impose upon, impute, inclination, incline, inflict on, inflict upon, kedge, keep within bounds, laic, laical, lay a wager, lay aloft, lay down, lay flat, lay ghosts, lay level, lay low, lay on, lay out, lay the dust, lenify, lessen, level, levy, lie, lie down, lie flat, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, lie with, lied, lighten, lilt, line, line of direction, line of march, line of position, lodge, log, loll, lounge, love-lilt, love song, lubricate, lull, make a bet, make it with, make love, make out, mate, matin, measure, meet a bet, melodia, melodic line, melody, minstrel song, minstrelsy, mitigate, moderate, modulate, mollify, mount, mow, national anthem, navigation, nonclerical, nonecclesiastical, nonministerial, nonordained, nonpastoral, nonreligious, note, numb, obtund, offer, oil, orientation, pacify, pad, palliate, park, parlay, pass, pilotage, piloting, placate, place, plane, planish, plaster, play, play against, play down, plunge, point, pose, posit, position, position line, post, poultice, pour balm into, pour balm on, pour oil on, present, propitiate, prothalamium, punt, put, put down, put on, put upon, quarter, radio bearing, range, rase, ratline down, raze, recline, reduce, reduce the temperature, refer, refrain, relieve, repose, reposit, rest, restrain, roll, roll flat, run, saddle with, salve, screw, seat, secular, secularist, secularistic, see, serena, serenade, serenata, serve, service, set, set down, settle, shave, slacken, slake, sleep with, slow down, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, smooth over, smoothen, smother, sober, sober down, soften, solo, solo part, song, soothe, soprano part, spar down, spawn, sprawl, spread, stake, stand pat, station, steamroll, steamroller, steerage, steering, stick, stifle, strain, stream the log, stupe, subdue, subject to, submit, suppress, tame, task, tax, temper, temporal, tendency, tenor, theme song, tone down, torch song, track, train, tranquilize, traverse a yard, treble, trend, tune, tune down, turn, underplay, unlash, unsacred, unspell, wager, war song, warble, warp, way, weaken, wedding song, weight down with, yoke with
 
Main Entry: lay away
Synonyms:
bank, bundle away, cache, coffer, delay, deposit, entomb, file, hutch, inhume, inter, lay aside, lay by, lay down, lay in, lay in store, lay up, lodge, pack away, pigeonhole, plant, postpone, push aside, put aside, put away, put by, put in mothballs, reposit, reservoir, salt away, salt down, sepulcher, sepulture, set aside, set by, shelve, sideline, spare, stash, store, store away, stow, stow away, stow down, table, table the motion, tomb, warehouse
 
Main Entry: lay before
Synonyms:
advance, affront, brave, breast, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, challenge, commend to attention, confront, confront with, dare, defy, encounter, envisage, face, face with, front, introduce, launch, make a motion, meet, meet squarely, moot, move, offer a resolution, open up, place before, pose, postulate, prefer, present to, propose, proposition, propound, put forth, put forward, put it to, recommend, set before, set forth, start, stem, submit, suggest
 
Main Entry: lay by
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abandon, adjourn, aestivate, arrange for, assign, cede, conserve, continue, decree, defer, define, delay, drag out, extend, forearm, give up, hand over, hang fire, hang up, have nothing on, head to wind, hibernate, hold back, hold off, hold over, hold up, husband, impose, keep, keep back, keep by one, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep on hand, lay aside, lay away, lay in, lay off, lay over, lay to, lay up, leave, lie ahull, lie by, lie dormant, lie fallow, lie idle, lie off, lie to, lie up, look out for, make provision for, make sure against, ordain, pigeonhole, postpone, prepare for, prescribe, preserve, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, provide against, provide for, push aside, put apart, put aside, put away, put by, put in mothballs, put off, put on ice, recess, reserve, resign, retain, ride at anchor, salt away, save, save up, set, set apart, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sideline, sleep on, spare, stand over, stave off, stay, store, stow, stretch out, surrender, suspend, table, table the motion, take a recess, waive, withhold, yield
 
Main Entry: lay down
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abdicate, abjure, acknowledge defeat, advance, affirm, align, allege, announce, annunciate, ante, ante up, appoint, argue, arrange in layers, assert, assever, asseverate, authorize, aver, avouch, avow, back, bank, bet, bet on, bundle away, cache, call, cant, careen, cease, cede, coffer, contend, cover, cry quits, declare, delaminate, demand, deposit, desist from, desquamate, dictate, drop, enunciate, equalize, even, exfoliate, express, fade, fell, file, flake, flatten, flush, forgo, forswear, gamble, give over, give up, grade, hand over, have, have done with, hazard, heel, hold, hutch, impose, insist, issue a manifesto, laminate, lay, lay a wager, lay away, lay flat, lay in, lay in store, lay level, lay low, lay out, lay up, layer, leave off, level, lie along, list, lodge, maintain, make a bet, make obligatory, manifesto, meet a bet, pack away, parlay, pass, pay over, play against, plunge, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, prescribe, proclaim, profess, pronounce, propose, propound, protest, punt, put, put away, put down, put it, put up, rase, raze, relinquish, renounce, repose, reposit, require, reservoir, resign, rest, roll, roll flat, salt away, salt down, say, scale, see, set, set down, set forth, smooth, smooth out, smoothen, speak, speak out, speak up, stake, stand for, stand on, stand pat, stash, state, steamroll, steamroller, store, store away, stow, stow away, stow down, stratify, submit, surrender, throw up, tip, wager, waive, warehouse, yield
 
Main Entry: lay down the law
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be responsible for, bestride, call the signals, captain, carry on, command, conduct, control, dictate, direct, dogmatize, dominate, engineer, govern, handle, have the ascendancy, head, head up, lead, lead on, make the rules, manage, maneuver, manipulate, master, mastermind, officer, oracle, oraculate, order, play first fiddle, pontificate, predominate, preponderate, prescribe, prevail, proclaim, pull the strings, quarterback, regulate, rule the roost, run, skipper, take command, take the lead, twist, wear the pants
 
Main Entry: lay figure
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Charlie McCarthy, air brush, art paper, brush, bust, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, carving, chalk, charcoal, cipher, clay model, crayon, creature, doll, dolly, drawing paper, drawing pencil, drier, dud, dummy, easel, fantoccini, figure, figurehead, figurine, fixative, front, front man, gingerbread man, ground, hollow man, jackstraw, man of straw, manikin, mannequin, marionette, maulstick, medium, mock-up, model, monument, nebbish, nobody, nominal head, nonentity, nothing, nullity, paint, paintbrush, palette, palette knife, pastel, pencil, pigments, pilot model, portrait bust, puppet, pushover, scarecrow, scratchboard, sculpture, siccative, sketchbook, sketchpad, snowman, spatula, spray gun, statuary, statue, statuette, stooge, stump, thing of naught, trifle, varnish, wax figure, waxwork, wood carving, wood model, zero
 
Main Entry: lay hands on
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abduct, administer the Eucharist, ambush, annex, anoint, assail, assault, attack, bless, blitz, bushwhack, carry off, chrism, come at, come down on, confirm, crack down on, cross, descend on, descend upon, do duty, fall on, fall upon, gang up on, get at, get hold of, give benediction, glom on to, go at, go for, grab, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, impose, invoke benefits upon, jump, kidnap, land on, lay at, lay into, light into, minister, mug, officiate, perform a rite, perform service, pitch into, pounce upon, pound, sail into, set on, set upon, shanghai, strike, surprise, swoop down on, take over, take possession, take the offensive, take up, throttle, wade into
 
Main Entry: lay in
Synonyms:
approach anchorage, bank, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up for, bear up to, bundle away, cache, close with, coffer, deposit, fetch, file, go aboard, go alongside, hutch, lay aboard, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay down, lay for, lay in store, lay up, lie in, lodge, make, make at, make for, pack away, put away, put away for, put by, put in, put into port, reach, reposit, reservoir, run for, sail for, salt away, salt down, spare, stand for, stash, steer toward, store, store away, stow, stow away, stow down, warehouse
 
Main Entry: lay into
Synonyms:
ambush, assail, assault, attack, blitz, bushwhack, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, draw first blood, fall on, fall upon, gang up on, go at, go for, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, jump, land on, lay about one, lay at, lay hands on, lay on, light into, make war on, mug, pitch into, pounce upon, pound, sail into, set on, set upon, square up, strike, surprise, swoop down on, take the offensive, wade into
 
Main Entry: lay it on thick
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Barnumize, act a part, affect, aggrandize, amplify, assume, ballyhoo, bedaub, besmear, blarney, blow, blow off, blowhard, bombast, build up, burlesque, butter, butter up, caricature, carry too far, coat, counterfeit, dab, daub, do a bit, dramatize, draw the longbow, enamel, exaggerate, fake, feign, get around, gild, gloss, go to extremes, histrionize, honey, hyperbolize, inflate, jolly, kid along, lacquer, lay it on, lay on, magnify, make much of, make out like, oil, overact, overcharge, overdo, overdo it, overdraw, overestimate, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstress, pile it on, play, play a part, play a scene, play up to, playact, pontificate, pretend, prime, puff, put on, put on airs, sham, shoot the shit, simulate, slap on, slather, smear, smear on, soap, soft-soap, soften up, spread on, spread with, stretch, stretch the truth, string along, stroke, talk big, talk highfalutin, talk in superlatives, tar, tout, travesty, tug the heartstrings, undercoat, vapor, wear
 
Main Entry: lay low
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abate, align, attenuate, blow down, blow over, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bowl down, bowl over, brain, bring down, bulldog, burn to death, cast down, chop down, cramp, cripple, cut down, cut to pieces, damp, dampen, dash down, deaden, deal a deathblow, debilitate, deck, devitalize, disintegrate, down, drop, dull, enervate, enfeeble, equalize, even, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, fell, fetch down, flatten, floor, flush, frag, give the quietus, grade, ground, gruel, gun down, hew down, incinerate, jugulate, knock down, knock over, lapidate, lay, lay down, lay flat, lay level, lay out, level, mitigate, mow, mow down, pistol, poleax, precipitate, prostrate, pull down, rase, rattle, raze, reduce, riddle, roll, roll flat, sap, send headlong, shake, shake up, shoot, shoot down, shoot to death, shotgun, silence, smooth, smooth out, smoothen, soften up, spread-eagle, stab to death, steamroll, steamroller, stone, stone to death, strike dead, supinate, take down, take off, throw, throw down, topple, trip, tumble, unbrace, undermine, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, vaporize, weaken, whack down
 
Main Entry: lay off
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abandon, abort, aestivate, belay, blueprint, boot, bounce, bound, break, breathe, bump, bust, call a strike, call it quits, can, cancel, cashier, cease, chart, circle in, circumscribe, close down, close shop, cut it out, define, defrock, degrade, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, desist, determine, diagram, disbar, discharge, discontinue, disemploy, dismiss, displace, displume, drop it, drum out, enclose, end, expel, fire, fix, furlough, give over, give the ax, give the gate, go on strike, graph, halt, have done with, have nothing on, hibernate, hold, kick, kick upstairs, knock it off, knock off, lay by, lay out, lay to, leave off, let go, let out, lie by, lie dormant, lie fallow, lie idle, lie off, lie to, lie up, make redundant, map, map out, mark boundaries, mark off, mark out, mark the periphery, measure off, measure out, pace off, pause, pension off, plot, plot out, quit, read out of, recess, refrain, release, relinquish, remove, renounce, replace, retire, ride at anchor, rope off, rule off, sack, scrub, secure, separate forcibly, set off, set out, set the limit, shut down, shut up shop, sketch, sketch out, specify, spell, stake out, stay, step off, stop, stop for breath, strike, strip, superannuate, surplus, surround, suspend, take a break, take a recess, take a rest, take five, take ten, take time out, terminate, turn off, turn out, unfrock, walk out
 
Main Entry: lay on
Synonyms:
administer, apply, apply to, attack, baste, bastinado, beat, bedaub, belabor, belt, besmear, bestow, birch, blanket, block, buffet, burden with, butter, cane, canopy, charge, cloak, clothe, cloud, club, coat, cope, cover, cover up, cowhide, cowl, cudgel, curtain, cut, dab, daub, demand, dose, dose with, draw first blood, drub, eclipse, enamel, enforce upon, enjoin, exact, fasten upon, film, flagellate, flail, flog, force, force upon, freight with, fustigate, gild, give, give a whipping, give the stick, gloss, have at, hood, horsewhip, impose, impose on, impose upon, inflict on, inflict upon, jump, knout, lace, lacquer, lash, lay, lay about one, lay into, lay over, levy, light into, make war on, mantle, mask, mete out to, muffle, obduce, obscure, occult, overlay, overspread, pistol-whip, pitch into, place, pommel, prescribe for, prime, pummel, put, put down, put on, put upon, rawhide, saddle with, sail into, scourge, screen, scum, set, shield, slap on, slather, smear, smear on, smite, spank, spread on, spread over, spread with, square up, strap, stripe, subject to, superimpose, superpose, swinge, switch, tar, task, tax, thrash, thump, trounce, truncheon, undercoat, veil, wallop, weight down with, whale, whip, whop, yoke with
 
Main Entry: lay out
Synonyms:
KO, align, anesthetize, arrange, array, bedaze, benumb, besot, blast, block out, blot out, blow down, blow over, blueprint, blunt, bowl down, bowl over, bring down, budget, bulldog, bump off, carve, cast, cast down, chart, chisel, chloroform, chop down, coldcock, cool off, cost, cost out, create, croak, cut, cut down, dash down, deaden, deck, deploy, desensitize, diagram, disburse, dispose, do in, dope, down, drop, drug, dull, efform, embalm, equalize, erase, etherize, even, expend, fashion, fell, fetch down, figure, fix, flatten, floor, flush, forge, fork out, form, formalize, found, frame, freeze, get, give the business, go through, grade, graph, ground, gun down, harmonize, hew, hew down, hierarchize, hit, ice, incur costs, invest, kayo, knead, knock down, knock out, knock senseless, knock stiff, knock unconscious, lay, lay down, lay flat, lay level, lay low, lay off, level, lick into shape, lie in state, line up, map, map out, mark off, mark out, marshal, measure off, measure out, methodize, mint, model, mold, mow down, mummify, narcotize, normalize, numb, obtund, off, open the purse, order, organize, outlay, pace off, pacify, palsy, paralyze, pay, pay out, plan, plot, plot out, polish off, precipitate, prostrate, pull down, put out, put to sleep, quiet, rank, rase, raze, regularize, regulate, roll, roll flat, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, routinize, rub out, rule off, run through, schedule, sculpt, sculpture, send headlong, set, set off, set out, set up, settle, shape, shell out, sink money in, sketch, sketch out, smooth, smooth out, smoothen, spend, splurge, spread-eagle, squander, stamp, standardize, steamroll, steamroller, step off, structure, stun, stupefy, supinate, systematize, tailor, take care of, take down, thermoform, throw, throw down, throw money around, topple, tranquilize, trip, tumble, waste, whack down, wipe out, work, zap
 
Main Entry: lay the foundation
Synonyms:
base, blaze the trail, break the ice, build, build in, clear the way, cultivate the soil, establish, fix, found, go in advance, ground, install, invest, lay the groundwork, open the way, pave the way, pitch, plant, prepare the way, put in, put up, seat, set, set up, sow the seed, vest
 
Main Entry: lay to
Synonyms:
account for, accredit with, accrete to, acknowledge, aestivate, apply to, ascribe to, assign to, attach to, attribute to, blame, blame for, blame on, bring home to, buckle down, charge on, charge to, confess, connect with, credit with, endeavor, fasten upon, father upon, fix on, fix upon, go all out, hang on, have nothing on, head to wind, hibernate, hump, hump it, impute to, knuckle down, lay by, lay off, lay up, lie ahull, lie by, lie dormant, lie fallow, lie idle, lie off, lie to, lie up, pin on, pinpoint, place upon, ply the oar, point to, refer to, ride at anchor, saddle on, saddle with, set down to, settle upon, spare no effort
 
Main Entry: lay waste
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assault, attack, barbarize, batter, bring to ruin, brutalize, burn, butcher, carry on, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, engorge, go on, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut with fire, hammer, havoc, incinerate, lay in ruins, loot, maul, mug, pillage, rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rape, ravage, rave, riot, roar, ruin, ruinate, sack, savage, shipwreck, slaughter, sow chaos, storm, swallow up, tear, tear around, terrorize, throw into disorder, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave, vandalize, vaporize, violate, waste, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck
 
Main entries similar to: lay
abate, accredit, address, advance, aim, air, align, allay, allege, alleviate, amateur, anesthetize, ante, anthem, appease, aria, art song, ascribe, aspect, assign, assuage, attitude, attribute, azimuth, back, ball, ballad, bearing, bearings, bent, benumb, bet, bet on, blues, blunt, board, boom, burden, call, calm, calypso, canticle, canto, carol, cast, celestial navigation, chant, charge, chasten, Christmas carol, cite, civil, clap, cohabit, come together, conciliate, constrain, control, cool, copulate, couple, course, cover, crawl, credit, current, cushion, cut loose, dab, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, dead reckoning, deaden, defuse, demand, deposit, descant, diapason, diddle, diminish, direct, dirge, disburse, dispatch, ditty, drag, dress, drift, drop, dub, dulcify, dull, ease, enjoin, enunciate, equalize, establish, even, exact, exposure, extenuate, fade, fasten upon, fell, find, fix, flatten, fleshly, flush, foment, fornicate, frontage, gamble, game, grade, grease, grovel, handle, harrow, haul, hazard, heading, heave, hymn, impose, impose upon, impute, inclination, incline, inflict, kedge, knock down, lay down, lay low, lay on, lay out, lessen, level, levy, lie, lie down, lied, lighten, lilt, line, lodge, log, loll, lounge, love song, lubricate, lull, make love, make out, mate, material, measure, meliorate, melody, mitigate, moderate, modulate, mollify, mount, mow, national anthem, navigation, noel, nonreligious, note, numb, offer, oil, orientation, pacify, pad, palliate, park, parlay, pass, pilotage, placate, place, plane, plaster, play, play down, plot, plunge, point, popular, pose, posit, position, poultice, profane, propitiate, punt, put, put down, put on, put upon, quarter, range, raze, recline, reduce, refer, refrain, relieve, repose, reposit, rest, restrain, roll, run, saddle with, salve, screw, seat, secular, see, serenade, serve, service, set, set down, settle, shade, shave, sketch, slacken, slake, sleep with, slow down, smooth, smother, soften, solo, song, soothe, spawn, sprawl, spread, stake, stand pat, station, steamroller, steering, stick, stifle, strain, subdue, subject, submit, suppress, take the edge off, tame, task, tax, temper, temporal, tendency, tenor, theme song, tone down, torch song, track, train, tranquilize, treble, trend, tune, tune down, underplay, understandable, unprofessional, verse, wager, warble, warp, way, weaken, weight