lay down
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"Lay down" is also the past tense of the verb "lie down": I lay down in the grass and went to sleep. Me tumbé en el césped y me dormí.
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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 establish)
a. establecer
My roommate laid down the rules for sharing the room.Mi compañero de cuarto estableció las normas para compartir la habitación.
2. (to put down)
a. dejar (an object)
He laid down his knife and fork and pushed his plate away.Dejó sus cubiertos y apartó su plato.
b. deponer (arms)
The president demanded that the terrorists laid down their arms.El presidente exigió a los terroristas que depusieran sus armas.
c. tender (a person)
I laid the injured man down as gently as I could.Tendí al herido con sumo cuidado.
3. (to give one's life for)
a. dar
Thousands laid down their lives for their country.Miles de personas dieron la vida por su país.
4. (to store wine)
a. guardar en bodega
This wine is good enough to lay down for several years.Este vino es suficientemente bueno para guardarlo en bodega durante varios años.
5. (to recline oneself)
a. tumbarse
He laid himself down on the bed.Se tumbó en la cama.
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lay down
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. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to l down one's armsdejar or deponer las armas
he laid down his life for his beliefsdio su vida por sus creencias
2. (principle, rule)
a. establecer
she's always laying down the lawsiempre está dando órdenes
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lay down
transitive verb
1 (put down) [+book, pen] dejar; poner a un lado; [+luggage] dejar; [+burden] posar; depositar en tierra; [+cards] extender sobre el tapete; (lay flat) [+person, body] acostar; tender
to lay o.s. down tumbarse; echarse
2 [+ship] colocar la quilla de
3 [+wine] poner en bodega; guardar en cava
4 (give up) [+arms] deponer; rendir
to lay down one's life for sth/sb dar su vida por algo/algn
5 (establish) [+condition] establecer; [+precedent] sentar; establecer; [+principle] establecer; formular; [+policy] trazar; formular; [+ruling] dictar
to lay it down that ... asentar que ...; dictaminar que ...
6 (impose) [+condition] imponer
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Cards) poner sus cartas sobre el tapete; (Bridge) (as dummy) tumbarse;
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