English Phrasal Verbs (175/365) - Lay Down Something

The phrasal verb lay down in use

To lay down something means

A) to put something down to show that you're not going to use it again, typically a weapon or tool

Example sentence:

  • Lay down your weapons!

B) to give an official statement how something should be done

Example sentence:

  • The government has laid down tough anti money laundering rules for banks.

C) to lay down the law - an established idiom meaning demanding complete obedience from someone

Example sentence

  • The kids had been misbehaving for so long that I had to lay down the law and spell out the consequences of further disobedience.
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Quite correct. Also could lay down your life to save others.

i will made her lay down and do something lovely to her hahahahah

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It's lie down. Different verb. Lay down is always transitive, that is, it takes an object. You always lay down something.

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lay down all the gold you have ... is it now correct ?

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Yes, but a pretty arrogant thing to say. :D

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actually it's kinda police saying to the smugglers 😂

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Lol. I thought this conversation was hilarious.

General Ross had to lay down the Sokovia Acords in order to control the actions of the avengers.

The soldiers lay down their guns and walked towards the enemy camp, carrying a white flag.