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  • v. To give up, surrender, or yield (e.g. a weapon), usually by placing it on the ground.
  • v. To intentionally take a fall while riding a motorcycle, in order to prevent a more serious collision.
  • v. To specify, institute, enact, assert firmly, state authoritatively, establish or formulate (rules or policies).
  • v. To stock, store (e.g. wine) for the future. See also lay by.
  • v. To sacrifice, especially in the phrase "to lay down one's life."
  • v. To lie down; to place oneself in a reclined or horizontal position, on a bed or similar, for the purpose of resting.

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  • v. institute, enact, or establish

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