lay on

lay on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to rest on)
a. extender sobre
Maria's mother carefully laid the dress on the bed.La madre de María extendió con cuidado el vestido sobre la cama.
b. tender sobre
We laid a blanket on the grass and set down the picnic basket.Tendimos una cobija sobre el pasto y dejamos la cesta de pícnic.
2. (to apply)
a. aplicar
We're going to lay on the second coat of paint once the first has dried.Vamos a aplicar la segunda mano de pintura una vez que se seque la primera.
3. (to tell or express)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Was that guy hitting on you? - Oh yeah, and he was laying it on pretty thick too.¿Ese tipo te echaba los perros? - Lo hacía, y de manera muy exagerada.
What do you think of the song? You have a discerning ear, and I want your honest opinion. Lay it on me.¿Qué te parece la canción? Sé que tienes un gusto exigente, y quiero tu opinión sincera, así que dímelo claro.
4. (to provide) (United Kingdom)
a. hacerse cargo de
The family of the bride laid on the food and drinks.La familia de la novia se encargó de la comida y las bebidas.
b. proporcionar
The company laid on all sorts of exotic entertainment at the event.La empresa proporcionó todo tipo de espectáculos exóticos durante el evento.
5. (to connect) (United Kingdom)
a. conectar
We've paid for the flat, but we're still waiting for everything to be laid on.Hemos pagado por el alquiler, pero aún estamos esperando a que conecten todo.
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lay on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (food, drink)
a. preparar
2. (party, entertainment)
a. organizar, preparar
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lay on
transitive verb
1 (Britain) (install) instalar; conectar
a house with water laid on una casa con agua corriente
2 (provide) [+food, drink] proporcionar
you rent the hall and we'll lay on the refreshments usted alquila la sala y nosotros nos hacemos cargo de or ponemos los refrigerios; everything's laid on todo está dispuesto
we didn't have to pay a penny extra, everything was laid on
they laid on a car for me pusieron un coche a mi disposición
3 [+paint] poner; aplicar
to lay it on thick or with a trowel (exaggerate) recargar las tintas (informal)
elogiar más de la cuenta dar coba >
4 [+tax, duty] imponer
5
to lay it on sb dar una paliza a algn
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