||stay out of sight; out of circulation
||The escaped prisoner planned to lay low for a few days.
|lay of the land
||(See get the lay of the land)
||be unable to employ any longer, let go
||NSU laid off 50 employees because there's not enough work.
||stop doing it, quit it, cut it out
||I think I'll lay off coffee. I'm getting too much caffeine.
||The chefs lay on lots of food at the banquet. It's a feast!
||stay overnight while traveling
||On the way to Winnipeg, we usually lay over in Regina.
||spin a car's wheels, drag race
||He likes to drive fast. He lays rubber at every intersection.
|lay the blame
||blame, say who is at fault
||When he fails a test, his mom lays the blame on the teacher.
|lay the lumber
||hit with a hockey stick, slash with a hockey stick
||The losing team started to lay the lumber on our best players.
||damage, wreck, plunder
||The Vikings raided Scotland's coast, laying waste the villages.