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lay something on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlay something on phrasal verb1 lay something ↔ on especially British EnglishPROVIDE to provide something such as food, entertainment, or transport for a group of people They laid on a buffet for his farewell party. A bus has been laid on to take you home.2 lay something on somebodyGIVE to ask someone to do something, especially something that is difficult or something they will not want to do Sorry to lay this on you, but we need someone to give a talk at the conference next week.3 lay it on (thick) informal a) PRAISEto praise someone or something too much, especially in order to get what you want b) EXAGGERATEto talk about something in a way that makes it seem more important, serious etc than it really is syn exaggerate lay→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lay it on (thick)I laid it on soil; the shoulders managed a few slow twitches, pulled it an inch forward.She took her coat off and laid it on the bed.Tenderly she laid it on the bed.I took a card out and laid it on the counter.She laid it on the floor of the car.I laid it on the line.That way, unless I've really laid it on thick, I can get along at a cracking pace.He laid it on top of one of the garbage cans lined up in front of his building.
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Verb table
lay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylay
he, she, itlays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylaid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave laid
he, she, ithas laid
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad laid
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have laid
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam laying
he, she, itis laying
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you, we, theyare laying
Past
I, he, she, itwas laying
you, we, theywere laying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been laying
he, she, ithas been laying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been laying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be laying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been laying
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