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lay down

Meaning: to officially state something like a policy, or rules, regulations, conditions, guidelines, etc.

Synonym: set down, establish, stipulate

For example:

  • lay down sth The government will soon lay down new guidelines for receiving student loans.

  • be laid down by sth/sb This is in accordance with the regulations as laid down by the management.

Nouns often used as objects with
lay down: rules, regulations, guidelines, laws, policy, conditions, requirements, procedures, standards

Quick Quiz:

The university is in the process of laying down new
  1. students
  2. entrance requirements
  3. facilities

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