lay back

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lay back (third-person singular simple present lays back, present participle laying back, simple past and past participle laid back)

  1. (intransitive, proscribed) To lie down on one's back; to lie back.
  2. (informal, transitive) To relax, such as on vacation.
  3. (soccer, transitive) To make a short backwards pass to a teammate in an attacking position.
    • 2005 November 7, David Lacey, “Sheringham's veteran vision shows up the big problem with West Brom”, in the Guardian[1]:
      The ball ran loose to Sheringham and whereas less experienced players might have tried to score from a difficult angle he laid it back to Benayoun, whose shot was blocked by Curtis Davies.