lay out

[lay out] {v. phr.} 1. To prepare (a dead body) for burial.

Thecorpse was laid out by the undertaker.

2. {slang} To knock down flat;to hit unconscious.

A stiff right to the jaw laid the boxer out inthe second round.

3. To plan.

Come here, Fred, I have a job laidout for you.

4. To mark or show where work is to be done.

Theforeman laid out the job for the new machinist.

5. To plan thebuilding or arrangement of; design.

The architect laid out theinterior of the building.

The early colonists laid out towns inthe wilderness.

Compare: LAY OFF(1). 6. {slang} To spend; pay.

Howmuch did you have to lay out for your new car?

7. or [lay out inlavender] {slang} To scold; lecture.

He was laid out in lavenderfor arriving an hour late for the dance.

Compare: JUMP ON, LAYINTO(2), LET HAVE IT(1c).