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  • verbstop doing
  • verbrelieve of responsibility

synonyms for lay off

  • cease
  • desist
  • end
  • give a rest
  • give up
  • halt
  • leave alone
  • leave off
  • let up
  • lie by
  • quit
  • rest
  • spell
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antonyms for lay off

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  • begin
  • employ
  • hire
  • start
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How to use lay off in a sentence

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
This road ran north and south, and nearly in front of where he lay another road entered it, coming in from the west.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
At last he lay upon the floor, while around her, Mrs. Merley and the other girl begged and beseeched.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
In Paris, Joachim soon found that the royal road to success lay in denouncing loudly all superior officers of lack of patriotism.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LAY OFF

  • arrest
  • break off
  • call it quits
  • call off
  • check
  • cut off
  • drop
  • end
  • fail
  • halt
  • interrupt
  • knock it off
  • lay off
  • nullify
  • scrap
  • scratch
  • scrub
  • terminate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.