lay about you (with something)

ˌlay aˈbout you/yourself (with sth) derived
(BrE) to hit sb/sth without control or move your arms or legs violently in all directions

She laid about herself with her stick to keep the dogs off.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lay about yourself (with something) — ˌlay aˈbout you/yourself (with sth) derived (BrE) to hit sb/sth without control or move your arms or legs violently in all directions • She laid about herself with her stick to keep the dogs off. Main entry: ↑layderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay about — intransitive verb 1. : to strike in all directions : hit out at random 2. : to take steps in preparation : seek means : go about * * * ˌlay a ˈbout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay about — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms lay about : present tense I/you/we/they lay about he/she/it lays about present participle laying about past tense laid about past participle laid about British old fashioned lay about someone to attack someone …   English dictionary

  • lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay — Ⅰ. lay [1] ► VERB (past and past part. laid) 1) put down, especially gently or carefully. 2) put down and set in position for use. 3) assign or place: lay the blame. 4) (lay before) present (material) for consideration and action to …   English terms dictionary

  • with — W1S1 [wıð, wıθ] prep [: Old English; Origin: against, from, with ] 1.) used to say that two or more people or things are together in the same place ▪ I saw Bob in town with his girlfriend. ▪ Put this bag with the others. ▪ I always wear these… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lay confession — is confession in the religious sense, made to a lay person. Contents 1 Roman Catholic view 2 Anglican view 3 See also 4 References …   Wikipedia

  • Lay Confession — • This article does not deal with confession by laymen but with that made to laymen, for the purpose of obtaining the remission of sins by God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lay Confession     Lay confession …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • lay — 1 /leI/ verb the past tense of lie 1 2 verb past tense and past participle laid 1 PUT SB/STH DOWN (transitive always + adv/prep) to put someone or something down carefully into a flat position: lay sth in/on/under etc: Laying my coat carefully on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay — I [[t]le͟ɪ[/t]] VERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦ lays, laying, laid (In standard English, the form lay is also the past tense of the verb in some meanings. In informal English, people sometimes use the word lay instead of …   English dictionary


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