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- Alternative form of
- To put away for future use; put aside; store; save; hoard; to build up as savings.
- He had managed to lay by money for college through his years as a paperboy.
- (nautical) (of a sailing vessel) To remain stationary while heading into the wind; to come to a standstill; heave to; lay to.
- (Southern and Midland US) To tend (a crop) for the last time, leaving it to mature without further cultivation.