lay out

Definitions of lay out
  1. verb
    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    lay out the clothes”
    lay out the arguments”
    synonyms: array, range, set out
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    lay out in parts according to a plan
    type of:
    arrange, set up
    put into a proper or systematic order
  2. verb
    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    lay out the tools for the surgery”
    synonyms: set, set up
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    type of:
    fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  3. verb
    provide a detailed plan or design
    “She laid out her plans for the new house”
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    block out
    plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general
    lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
    type of:
    make plans for something
  4. verb
    bring forward and present to the mind
    synonyms: present, represent
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    argue, reason
    present reasons and arguments
    argue, indicate
    give evidence of
    twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
    argue again
    reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
    defend, fend for, support
    argue or speak in defense of
    cause to appear more pleasant or appealing
    type of:
    say, state, tell
    express in words
  5. verb
    spend or invest
    lay out thousands on gold”
    “he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit”
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    type of:
    drop, expend, spend
    pay out
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