lay down = establish something, say what others must do


  • The new government has laid down new laws.
  • The ministry is going to lay down new rules in the market.
  • The contract lays down the conditions for the sale.
  • It is laid down in the regulations that students are not allowed to bring mobile phones to school.
  • Teachers lay down the school rules in cooperation with the students.
  • Follow the instructions laid down in the booklet to fit the machine.
  • Great scientists have laid down the principles of Physics.
  • The Prime Minister laid down the general directions but nothing has been decided yet.
  • It is laid down what you have to do in this case. Just read the law.
  • Governments have to lay down tough standards for public health.
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