There are 4 translations of lay in Spanish:

lay1

Pronunciation: /leɪ/

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There are 4 translations of lay in Spanish:

lay2

(past & past p laid)

vt

  • 1 (put, place) poner* he laid his head on the pillow puso la cabeza en la almohada lay him on his back ponlo or tiéndelo boca arriba lay the cloth flat on the table extiende la tela sobre la mesa he laid a blanket over the sleeping child cubrió al niño dormido con una manta
  • 4 (present, put forward) to lay a complaint against sb formular or presentar una queja contra algn to lay a case before sb exponer* un caso ante algn charge1 1 1
  • 5 (cause to settle) to lay a rumor (to rest) acallar un rumor
  • 6 (cause to be) one blow laid him flat on his back de un golpe quedó tendido de espaldas en el suelo the blow laid his head open el golpe le partió la cabeza her statements laid her open to criticism sus declaraciones la dejaron expuesta a críticas it laid her under an obligation la puso en un compromiso to lay sb low the punch laid him low el golpe lo dejó fuera de combate or lo tumbó he was laid low by the flu estuvo postrado con la gripe or (Col, Méx) con la gripa
  • 7 [Zool] to lay eggs [bird/reptile] poner* huevos; [fish/insects] desovar*
  • 8 [bet/wager] hacer* ; [money] apostar* I'll lay you $10 on it te apuesto 10 dólares (a) que es así I'll lay (that) he doesn't come back [arch or dial] te apuesto (a) que no vuelve odds 1
  • 10 (to have sex with) [slang/argot] tirarse a [argot/slang], follarse a (Esp) [vulgar], coger* (Méx, RPl) [vulgar] he/she wants to get laid quiere echarse un polvo [argot/slang]

vi

  • 1 [hen] poner* huevos

Phrasal verbs

lay about

v + prep + o
to lay about sb emprenderla a golpes con algn he laid about him with his fists empezó a dar puñetazos a diestra y siniestra or (Esp) a diestro y siniestro

lay aside

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (put down) [book/knitting] dejar a un lado, apartar 1.2 (give up) [pretense/differences] olvidar , dejar de lado 1.3 (save) [money] ahorrar , guardar ; [food] guardar , apartar they had some money laid aside tenían un dinero ahorrado

lay by

lay down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (put down) [tools/weapons] dejar (a un lado) ; [burden/responsibilities] librarse or desembarazarse* de she laid herself down on the sand se tumbó en la arena arm1 4 1 1.2 (prescribe, fix) [guidelines/procedure] establecer* , determinar their religion lays down a strict code of conduct su religión impone un estricto código de conducta it is laid down in the constitution/rulebook that … la constitución/el reglamento establece que … law 1 2 1.3 [wine] guardar en la bodega 1.4 [keel] [Naut] empezar* a construir

lay for

v + prep + o (AmE)
[slang/argot] the boss has been laying for me for months hace meses que el jefe la tiene tomada conmigo [familiar/colloquial]

lay in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[food/water] aprovisionarse de, proveerse* de, comprar (para guardar) we've laid in supplies for a month tenemos provisiones para un mes

lay into

v + prep + o [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (attack) emprenderla a golpes con, arremeter contra; (verbally) arremeter contra they laid into their food with gusto empezaron a comer con ganas, atacaron or (Méx tb) le entraron con ganas [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (scold) regañar , retar (CS) she really laid into me se ensañó conmigo

lay off

v + adv + o, v + o + adv (AmE) despedir* ; (BrE) suspender temporalmente por falta de trabajo 1.1v + adv, v + prep + o [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (stop pestering) just lay off, will you? ¡basta ya!, ¡terminala de una vez! (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] lay off me/her! ¡déjame/déjala en paz! 2.2 (give up) dejar you should lay off gambling/the drink deberías dejar el juego/la bebida 2.3 (avoid) lay off politics with him con él no toques el tema de la política

lay on

v + adv + o, v + o + adv 1.1 (arrange, provide) [transport] hacerse* cargo de, proporcionar ; [entertainment] ofrecer* , brindar food and drink was laid on by the company la compañía se hizo cargo de la comida y la bebida 1.2 [water/gas/electricity] (BrE) conectar 1.3 (apply) [coat of paint] dar* , aplicar* to lay it on thick cargar* las tintas , exagerar the special effects were laid on with a trowel se les fue la mano or [fam & iró] se pasaron un pelo con los efectos especiales 1.1v + o + prep + o 2.1 (impose) [burden/fine] imponer* to lay the blame on sb echarle la culpa a algn, culpar a algn see also stress1 2 1 , emphasis 2 2.2 (give, burden with) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] I've got a sermon to lay on both of them esos dos me van a oír [familiar/colloquial] I'm sorry to have to lay all this on you siento tener que preocuparte con todo esto

lay out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [park/garden] diseñar ; [town] hacer* el trazado de; [objects] disponer* , arreglar 1.2 [Print] [page] diseñar , componer* , hacer* la maquetación de 1.3 [points/arguments] plantear , exponer* 1.1 (spend) gastar , desembolsar ; (invest) invertir* 1.2 (knock unconscious) dejar sin sentido; (in boxing) dejar KO or fuera de combate, noquear 1.3 4.1 [dead body] amortajar 4.2 [clothes] preparar , disponer*

lay over

v + adv (AmE)
quedarse ; (for one night) hacer* noche we laid over a couple of days in Paris nos quedamos un par de días en París

lay to

v + adv
[Naut] ponerse* al pairo or a la capa

lay up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (render inactive) (often pass) [boat/car] guardar (por una temporada) I was laid up with flu for two weeks la gripe or (Col, Méx) la gripa me tuvo dos semanas en cama or fuera de circulación 1.1v + adv + o (store up) [supplies] almacenar , guardar to lay up trouble for oneself buscarse* or crearse problemas

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n

  • 1 [slang/argot] he's/she's a good lay es muy bueno/buena en la cama [familiar/colloquial]

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