lay

lay
I
1. lei past tense, past participle - laid; verb
1) (to place, set or put (down), often carefully: She laid the clothes in a drawer / on a chair; He laid down his pencil; She laid her report before the committee.) poner, colocar
2) (to place in a lying position: She laid the baby on his back.) tender
3) (to put in order or arrange: She went to lay the table for dinner; to lay one's plans / a trap.) preparar
4) (to flatten: The animal laid back its ears; The wind laid the corn flat.) tender; allanar; alisar
5) (to cause to disappear or become quiet: to lay a ghost / doubts.) calmar, aquietar
6) ((of a bird) to produce (eggs): The hen laid four eggs; My hens are laying well.) poner
7) (to bet: I'll lay five pounds that you don't succeed.) apostar

2. verb
(to put, cut or arrange in layers: She had her hair layered by the hairdresser.) dividir en capas
- lay-by
- layout
- laid up
- lay aside
- lay bare
- lay by
- lay down
- lay one's hands on
- lay hands on
- lay in
- lay low
- lay off
- lay on
- lay out
- lay up
- lay waste

II see lie II
III lei adjective
1) (not a member of the clergy: lay preachers.) laico
2) (not an expert or a professional (in a particular subject): Doctors tend to use words that lay people don't understand.) lego, no profesional

IV lei noun
(an epic poem.) romance
lay1 vb poner
he laid the map on the table puso el mapa sobre la mesa
hens lay eggs las gallinas ponen huevos
to lay the table poner la mesa
will you lay the table? ¿quieres poner la mesa?
El pasado y participio pasado de lay se escribe laid; el gerundio se escribe laying
lay2 vb
she lay unconscious on the floor yacía en el suelo, inconsciente
Es el pasado de lie
en el sentido de yacer, estar tumbado
lay
tr[leɪ]
adjective
1 SMALLRELIGION/SMALL laico,-a, seglar
2 (non-professional) lego,-a, no profesional
\
SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
lay brother hermano lego
lay figure maniquí
lay preacher predicador,-ra seglar
lay sister hermana lega
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lay
tr[leɪ]
noun
1 SMALLLITERATURE/SMALL (ballad) romance nombre masculino
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lay
tr[leɪ]
past
1→ link=lielie{ 2
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lay
tr[leɪ]
transitive verb (pt & pp laid tr[leɪd] )
1 (gen) poner, colocar; (spread out) extender
2 (bricks, carpet) poner; (cable, pipe) tender; (foundations, basis) echar; (bomb) colocar
3 (prepare) preparar; (curse) lanzar
4 (eggs) poner
5 (bet) apostar
6 (charge) formular
7 taboo follar
intransitive verb
1 (hen) poner huevos
\
SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be a great lay taboo ser muy bueno,-a en la cama
to be laid low estar enfermo,-a (with, de)
to be laid up tener que guardar cama
to lay claim to something hacer valer su derecho a algo
to lay down the law dictar la ley
to lay emphasis on something hacer hincapié en algo
to lay it on / lay it on a bit thick familiar cargar la mano, cargar las tintas 2 (praise) hacer la pelota
to lay one on somebody SMALLBRITISH ENGLISH/SMALL familiar hacerle una jugarreta a alguien
to lay one's hands on somebody pillar a alguien
to lay open to ... exponer a ...
this would lay us open to criticism esto nos expondría a las críticas
to lay something flat derribar algo
to lay something on the line (make clear) dejar algo bien claro 2 (risk) arriesgar
she laid her life on the line for her children se jugó la vida por sus hijos
to lay the table poner la mesa
to lay the blame on somebody echar la culpa a alguien
to lay up trouble for oneself crearse problemas
to lay waste to arrasar, asolar
the lay of the land SMALLAMERICAN ENGLISH/SMALL la topografía
lay ['leɪ] vt, laid ['leɪd] ; laying
1) place , put: poner, colocar
she laid it on the table: lo puso en la mesa
to lay eggs: poner huevos
2) : hacer
to lay a bet: hacer una apuesta
3) impose: imponer
to lay a tax: imponer un impuesto
to lay the blame on: echarle la culpa a
4)
to lay out present: presentar, exponer
he laid out his plan: presentó su proyecto
5)
to lay out design: diseñar (el trazado de)
lay pp lie
lay adj
secular: laico, lego
lay n
1) : disposición f, configuración f
the lay of the land: la configuración del terreno
2) ballad: romance m, balada f
lay
adj.
laical adj.
laico, -a adj.
lego, -a adj.
seglar adj.
n.
disposición s.f.
situación s.f.
pret.
(Preterito definido de "to lie")
v.
(§ p.,p.p.: laid) = acabar con v.
acostar v.
derribar v.
poner v.
(§pres: pongo, pones...) pret: pus-
pp: puesto
fut/c: pondr-•)

I leɪ
past of lie II II

II
1.
(past & past p laid) transitive verb
1) (put, place) poner*

lay the cloth flat on the table — extiende la tela sobre la mesa

he laid a blanket over the sleeping child — cubrió al niño dormido con una manta

2) (arrange, put down in position) \<\<bricks/carpet\>\> poner*, colocar*; \<\<cable/pipes\>\> tender*, instalar; \<\<mines\>\> sembrar*
3) (prepare) \<\<trap/ambush\>\> tender*; \<\<plans\>\> hacer*

to lay the table — poner* la mesa

4) (present, put forward)

to lay a complaint against somebody — formular or presentar una queja contra alguien; claim I 2)

5) (impose)

to lay a burden/fine on somebody — imponer* una carga sobre/una multa a alguien; see also blame II a), stress I 2) a), emphasis

6) (cause to be)

one blow laid him flat on his back — de un golpe quedó tendido de espaldas en el suelo

her statements laid her open to criticism — sus declaraciones la dejaron expuesta a críticas

to lay somebody low: he was laid low by malaria — estuvo postrado con malaria

7) (Zool)

to lay eggs — \<\<bird/reptile\>\> poner* huevos; \<\<fish/insects\>\> desovar*

8) \<\<bet\>\> hacer*; \<\<money\>\> apostar*; odds 1)
9) (to have sex with) (sl)

to get laid — echar(se) un polvo (fam)


2.
vi
1) \<\<hen\>\> poner* huevos
2) (crit) lie II II
Phrasal Verbs:

III
adjective (before n)
a) (secular) (Relig) <organization/education> laico

lay preacher — predicador, -dora m,f seglar

b) (not expert)

the lay reader — el lector profano en la materia, el lector no especializado


IV
noun (sl)

he's/she's a good lay — es muy bueno/buena en la cama (fam)


I [leɪ]
1. VT
(pt, pp laid)
1) (=place, put) poner, colocar; [+ carpet, lino] poner, extender; [+ bricks] poner, colocar; [+ pipes] (in building) instalar; [+ cable, mains, track, trap] tender; [+ foundations] echar; [+ foundation stone] colocar; [+ bomb, explosives] colocar; [+ mines] sembrar

I haven't laid eyes on him for years — hace años que no lo veo

I didn't lay a finger on it! — ¡no lo toqué!

to lay sth flat — extender algo (sobre la mesa etc)

I don't know where to lay my hands on ... — no sé dónde echar mano a or conseguir ...

to lay sth over or on sth — extender algo encima de algo

2) (=prepare) [+ fire] preparar; [+ plans] hacer

to lay the table(Brit) poner la mesa

- the best laid plans
3) (=present) [+ plan, proposal] presentar (before a); [+ accusation, charge] hacer; [+ complaint] formular, presentar

to lay a claim before sb — presentar una reivindicación a algn

to lay the facts before sb — presentar los hechos a algn

charge 1., 1), claim 1., 2)
4) (=attribute) [+ blame] echar; [+ responsibility] atribuir (on a)

to lay the blame (for sth) on sb — echar la culpa (de algo) a algn

5) (=flatten, suppress) [+ corn] abatir, encamar; [+ dust] matar; [+ doubts, fears] acallar; [+ ghost] conjurar
6) (=cause to be)

to lay a town flat — arrasar or destruir una ciudad

he has been laid low with flu — la gripe lo ha tenido en cama

to lay o.s. open to attack/criticism — exponerse al ataque/a la crítica

to be laid to rest — ser enterrado

7) [+ bet] hacer; [+ money] apostar (on a)

I'll lay you a fiver on it! — ¡te apuesto cinco libras a que es así!

to lay that ... — apostar a que ...

they're laying bets on who is going to leave next — hacen apuestas sobre quién será el próximo en marcharse

odds
8) [+ egg] [bird, reptile] poner; [fish, amphibian, insect] depositar

it lays its eggs on/in ... — [fish, amphibian, insect] deposita los huevos or desova en ...

9) ** (=have sex with) tirarse a ***, follarse a (Sp) ***
2.
VI [hen] poner (huevos)
3. N
1) [of countryside, district etc] disposición f, situación f

the lay of the land — (US) la configuración del terreno; (fig) la situación, el estado de las cosas

2)

hen in lay — gallina f ponedora

to come into lay — empezar a poner huevos

to go out of lay — dejar de poner huevos

3) **

she's an easy lay — es una tía fácil *

she's a good lay — se lo hace muy bien **

4) *** (=act) polvo *** m
4.
CPD

lay days NPL — (Comm) días mpl de detención or inactividad

- lay into

II
[leɪ]
PT of lie II, 1., 1)
III [leɪ]
1.
ADJ (Rel) laico, lego, seglar; (=non-specialist) lego, profano, no experto
2.
CPD

lay brother N — (Rel) donado m, lego m, hermano m lego

lay person N — (Rel) lego(-a) m / f; (=non-specialist) profano(-a) m / f

lay preacher N — predicador(a) m / f laico(-a)

lay reader N — (Rel) persona laica encargada de conducir parte de un servicio religioso

lay sister N — (Rel) donada f, lega f


IV
[leɪ]
N (Mus, Literat) trova f, canción f
* * *

I [leɪ]
past of lie II II

II
1.
(past & past p laid) transitive verb
1) (put, place) poner*

lay the cloth flat on the table — extiende la tela sobre la mesa

he laid a blanket over the sleeping child — cubrió al niño dormido con una manta

2) (arrange, put down in position) \<\<bricks/carpet\>\> poner*, colocar*; \<\<cable/pipes\>\> tender*, instalar; \<\<mines\>\> sembrar*
3) (prepare) \<\<trap/ambush\>\> tender*; \<\<plans\>\> hacer*

to lay the table — poner* la mesa

4) (present, put forward)

to lay a complaint against somebody — formular or presentar una queja contra alguien; claim I 2)

5) (impose)

to lay a burden/fine on somebody — imponer* una carga sobre/una multa a alguien; see also blame II a), stress I 2) a), emphasis

6) (cause to be)

one blow laid him flat on his back — de un golpe quedó tendido de espaldas en el suelo

her statements laid her open to criticism — sus declaraciones la dejaron expuesta a críticas

to lay somebody low: he was laid low by malaria — estuvo postrado con malaria

7) (Zool)

to lay eggs — \<\<bird/reptile\>\> poner* huevos; \<\<fish/insects\>\> desovar*

8) \<\<bet\>\> hacer*; \<\<money\>\> apostar*; odds 1)
9) (to have sex with) (sl)

to get laid — echar(se) un polvo (fam)


2.
vi
1) \<\<hen\>\> poner* huevos
2) (crit) lie II II
Phrasal Verbs:

III
adjective (before n)
a) (secular) (Relig) <organization/education> laico

lay preacher — predicador, -dora m,f seglar

b) (not expert)

the lay reader — el lector profano en la materia, el lector no especializado


IV
noun (sl)

he's/she's a good lay — es muy bueno/buena en la cama (fam)


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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