lay down

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To specify, institute, enact, assert firmly, state authoritatively, establish or formulate .
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You've got to lay down the law with that boy.

Submitted on August 27, 2012

Additional definitions for 'lay down':

lay downTo give up, surrender, or yield , usually by placing it on the ground.
lay downTo stock, store for the future. See also lay by.
lay downTo sacrifice, especially in the phrase "to lay down one's life.".
lay downTo lie down; to place oneself in a reclined or horizontal position, on a bed or similar, for the purpose of resting.
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