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English verb: lay out

1. lay out (contact) lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line


SamplesLay out the clothes.
Lay out the arguments.


Synonymsarray, range, set out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)compart

2. lay out (change) get ready for a particular purpose or event


SamplesSet up an experiment.
Set the table.
Lay out the tools for the surgery.


Synonymsset, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up

3. lay out (possession) spend or invest


SamplesLay out thousands on gold.
He laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

4. lay out (communication) bring forward and present to the mind


SamplesWe presented the arguments to him.
We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason.


Synonymspresent, represent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)argue, argue, indicate, reason, spin

5. lay out (cognition) provide a detailed plan or design


SamplesShe laid out her plans for the new house.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plan


Narrower (hyponym)block out, loft









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