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To lay one's self open to definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

To lay on, to apply with force; to inflict; as, to lay on blows. To lay on load, to lay on blows; to strike violently. [Obs. or Archaic] To lay one's self out, to strive earnestly. No selfish man will be concerned to lay out himself for the good of his country. --Smalridge. To lay one's self open to, to expose one's self to, as to an accusation. To lay open, to open; to uncover; to expose; to reveal. To lay over, to spread over; to cover. To lay out. (a) To expend. --Macaulay. (b) To display; to discover. (c) To plan in detail; to arrange; as, to lay out a garden. (d) To prepare for burial; as, to lay out a corpse. (e) To exert; as, to lay out all one's strength. To lay siege to. (a) To besiege; to encompass with an army. (b) To beset pertinaciously. To lay the course (Naut.), to sail toward the port intended without jibing. To lay the land (Naut.), to cause it to disappear below the horizon, by sailing away from it. To lay to (a) To charge upon; to impute. (b) To apply with vigor. (c) To attack or harass. [Obs.] --Knolles. (d) (Naut.) To check the motion of (a vessel) and cause it to be stationary. To lay to heart, to feel deeply; to consider earnestly. To lay under, to subject to; as, to lay under obligation or restraint. To lay unto. (a) Same as To lay to (above). (b) To put before. --Hos. xi. 4. To lay up. (a) To store; to reposit for future use. (b) To confine; to disable. (c) To dismantle, and retire from active service, as a ship. To lay wait for, to lie in ambush for. To lay waste, to destroy; to make desolate; as, to lay waste the land. Syn: See Put, v. t., and the Note under 4th Lie.



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