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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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Tanous lay down in the dark in a separate, sound-reduced room, relaxing and meditating as he prepared for projection.
Five hundred common sheep had they by way of herds; and at dawn Thorkild went to keep guard over them, nor did he leave them till they lay down to sleep below the stars, -- those intimate, gay stars of the arid wold.
Walking there, picking my way through the trees, I had thought of it as perpendicular until I lay down and entered the ground-world.
She lay down and thought and worried, and half-dozed the day away.
Before I lay down my present triumvirate, I will complete my work by giving all of Anatolia save Asia Province and Bithynia to client-kings, and all of Syrian Asia as well.
I lay down and plunged in my arm as far as I could and actually succeeded in capturing the tiny songster, a common newt, and liberated it in the vegetable garden.
We stood it in the window, as our last hope, and then, huddling together under our cloaks, which we folded so that the dampest parts were outermost, we lay down on the dirty floor and tried to sleep.
Trying to look as smooth as possible, Somber Kitty lay down on his belly and belly-crawled toward her.
Moran, fresh from a bath and in a clean nightshirt-he felt a little like a sacrificial lamb-promptly at noon went into the mosquito infested room and lay down on a clean cot.
After which, windowless, womanless and cheerless, they lay down on the floor, wrapped their greatcoats about them, used their hats as pillows, and let the gently moving river rock them to sleep.