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lay up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlay up phrasal verb1 be laid up (with something)ILL to have to stay in bed because you are ill or injured πŸ”Š I was laid up for a week with flu.2 to stop using a boat or vehicle, especially while it is being repairedlay something ↔ up πŸ”Š Most of the yachts were laid up for the winter.3 lay something ↔ up old-fashionedKEEP/STORE to collect and store something to use in the future πŸ”Š We started laying up firewood for the winter. β†’ layβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
be laid up (with something)β€’ She had never got used to the hours since John had been made redundant when all the ships were laid up.β€’ Large numbers of nuclear-powered submarines are laid up at a harbour near Murmansk.β€’ It was, and Venturous was laid up at Buckie for nearly ten months while new Cummins engines were fitted.β€’ How much land must you commit to arable rotation, and how much must be laid up for hay or silage?β€’ All was safely gathered in and Mr and Mrs Squirrel Nutkin's hoard was laid up for winter's sustenance.β€’ The barges, designed to be sailed by one man and a boy, could be laid up in a few days.β€’ In those days all the cutters were laid up on the trot piles in the river Hamble during the winter months.β€’ I don't know how long I shall be laid up with this wretched ankle.
Related topics: Other sports
lay-upˈlay-up noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DSOa throw in basketball made from very close to the basket or from under it
Examples from the Corpus
lay-upβ€’ With 58 seconds left, Cameron Dollar hit Henderson with a no-look pass for a lay-up.β€’ First, Henderson forced Fowlkes to miss a lay-up by slapping at the ball.β€’ A lay-up, it should be said, was jargon for a gamble that was sure to succeed.
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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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