Lay out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈleɪ ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |leɪ ˈaʊt|

verb

- lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line(syn: array, range)

lay out the clothes
lay out the arguments

- get ready for a particular purpose or event(syn: set)

lay out the tools for the surgery

- spend or invest

lay out thousands on gold

- bring forward and present to the mind (syn: present, represent)
- provide a detailed plan or design

Examples

The goods for sale were laid out attractively.

With one blow he laid his attacker out.

Having laid out his father's fortune into shares, he was able to live on the interest.

Two of the women came to lay out the body.

This heat has quite laid me out.

...he laid out big bucks for a new lawnmower that runs by itself...

...the transatlantic balloonists laid out a backup plan in case of an emergency...

lay out the tools for the surgery

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