to arrange something on a flat surface:
Most of Manhattan is laid out in/on a grid pattern.
We laid the pieces of the dress pattern out on the floor.
to spend money, especially a large amount:
It's not every day you lay out $500 on a dress.
to explain something clearly, usually in writing:
The code of practice lays out very clearly what the duties of the registrar are.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus からの lay sth out の定義 © Cambridge University Press)
lay sth out
to explain or describe something in a clear and detailed way:
Our social media approach was laid out in the agenda.
lay sth out for sb He didn't understand that I was firing him, so I laid it out for him.
to design or arrange something in a useful way:
We laid out the web page so that the links were more clearly visible.
(Cambridge ビジネス英語辞典 からの lay sth out の定義 © Cambridge University Press)
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