Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To lay again.

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  • verb transitive To lay (for example, flooring or railroad track) again.

Etymologies

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re- +‎ lay

Examples

  • We just opened a new room at the cafe, and it's carpeted it came that way, and we didn't want to spend the money to re-lay a floor.

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  • And yet, this observation is not intended to burden you, for you are of a different time, and, indeed, because of all the re-lay runners before you, North America is a different place.

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  • And yet, this observation is not intended to burden you, for you are of a different time, and, indeed, because of all the re-lay runners before you, North America is a different place.

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  • The crews were meanwhile clearing the snow near the summit so that the track layers could re-lay the track between Cisco and Tunnel No. 12 and complete the last seven-mile gap to open the line to Nevada.

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  • The crews were meanwhile clearing the snow near the summit so that the track layers could re-lay the track between Cisco and Tunnel No. 12 and complete the last seven-mile gap to open the line to Nevada.

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  • After he had gone I sat for a while, thinking, before getting up to re-lay the fire and put a match to it.

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  • After he had gone I sat for a while, thinking, before getting up to re-lay the fire and put a match to it.

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  • Mr. Sulu, re-lay course for Organia at Warp Three, to a position in opposition to the present calculated position of the planet.

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  • We must go back to the beginning and re-lay the foundations of our culture.

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  • It had taken the people of Chaldis the whole of three months to build new homes, remove a square mile of forest, plant some unnecessary crops of exotic and luxurious fruits, re-lay a river, and demolish a hill which offended their aesthetic sensibilities.

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