Phrasal Verbs

lay down

This page is about the phrasal verb lay down


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


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

a. students

b. entrance requirements

c. facilities

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