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lay out (1)

Meaning: If you lay things out, you spread them out so they're easy to see or easy to use.

For example:

  • lay sth out First, lay the pieces of the model plane out so you can see them all clearly before putting them together.

  • lay out sth When she got to the market, Salima set up her table and laid out all the stuff she was selling.

Nouns often used as objects with
lay out (1): pieces, parts, goods, samples

Quick Quiz:

Before doing the jigsaw puzzle, Jenny laid out
  1. the instructions
  2. the pieces
  3. the box

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