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1. lay

verb. ['ˈleɪ'] put into a certain place or abstract location.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • middle
  • mislay
  • underlay
  • pillow
  • cock
  • prepose
  • pigeonhole
  • perch
  • put down
  • move
  • sow
  • stratify
  • settle
  • set up
  • bed
  • appose
  • repose
  • deposit
  • lean
  • tee up
  • upend
  • sit
  • bucket
  • ground
  • space
  • ship
  • set
  • throw
  • step
  • butt
  • glycerolise
  • stick in
  • recline
  • stand
  • thrust
  • shelve
  • plant
  • superimpose
  • load
  • enclose
  • lay over
  • put in
  • glycerolize
  • bottle
  • parallelize
  • superpose
  • park
  • sign
  • imbricate
  • introduce
  • settle down
  • replace
  • ensconce
  • intersperse
  • nestle
  • instal
  • place down
  • postpose
  • arrange
  • displace
  • pile
  • poise
  • dispose
  • trench
  • ladle
  • place upright
  • set down
  • coffin
  • posit
  • barrel
  • cram
  • situate
  • inclose
  • put back
  • pose
  • lose
  • rest
  • put
  • position
  • place
  • siphon
  • misplace
  • emplace
  • juxtapose
  • snuggle
  • install
  • clap
  • insert
  • reposition
  • sit down
  • docket
  • seed
  • jar
  • tee
  • seat
  • marshal
  • recess
  • rack up

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • layen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Lay Off

  • christophe
  • mcgoff
  • jerk-off
  • bake-off
  • trough
  • stoff
  • stauff
  • skoff
  • shroff
  • scoff
  • schroff
  • prof.
  • groff
  • croff
  • shoff
  • schoff
  • roff
  • poff
  • lauf
  • koff
  • knoff
  • knauff
  • knauf
  • hoff
  • hauff
  • hauf
  • gough
  • goff
  • doff
  • cough

2. lay

verb. ['ˈleɪ'] put in a horizontal position.

Synonyms

  • bury
  • place
  • repose
  • rail
  • rebury
  • pose
  • lie
  • put
  • inter
  • put down
  • inhume
  • lay to rest
  • entomb
  • position
  • blow

Antonyms

  • sit
  • unbutton
  • detach
  • worsen

Etymology

  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • layen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. off

adverb. ['ˈɔf'] from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete).

Synonyms

  • forth

Antonyms

  • fuse
  • ionate

4. off

adverb. ['ˈɔf'] at a distance in space or time.

Antonyms

  • iodinate

5. lay

verb. ['ˈleɪ'] prepare or position for action or operation.

Synonyms

  • devise
  • prepare
  • organize
  • organise
  • get up

Antonyms

  • end
  • beginning
  • early
  • late

Etymology

  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • layen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. lay

verb. ['ˈleɪ'] lay eggs.

Synonyms

  • repose
  • put down

Antonyms

  • winterize
  • summerize
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • layen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. off

adjective. ['ˈɔf'] not in operation or operational.

Antonyms

  • refrain

8. lay

adjective. ['ˈleɪ'] characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy.

Synonyms

  • profane
  • secular

Antonyms

  • sit down
  • lie down
  • surrender

Etymology

  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • layen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. lay

verb. ['ˈleɪ'] impose as a duty, burden, or punishment.

Synonyms

  • impose

Antonyms

  • ride
  • punch out

Etymology

  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lay (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lai (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • layen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. off

adjective. ['ˈɔf'] below a satisfactory level.

Antonyms

  • dock

Example sentences of the word lay-off


1. Noun Phrase
If for some reason you need to lay off employees, let them know about it ahead of time so they can plan their budget accordingly.

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