Lay off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈleɪ ˈɒf|  American pronunciation of the word lay off
Brit.  |ˈleɪɒf|  British pronunciation of the word lay off

verb

- put an end to a state or an activity (syn: cease, discontinue, quit, stop)
- dismiss, usually for economic reasons (syn: furlough)

Examples

It's time we were able to lay off these heavy winter clothes.

The doctor said that Jim ought to lay off more.

I wish you'd lay off coming here.

...you need to lay off eating those jelly doughnuts, or you'll end up looking like one...

Lay off that whiskey!

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