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- (idiomatic) To find, obtain or procure.
- 2008, Sean Miller, Shveta Verma, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory, page 111:
- What luck, right when I'd laid my hands on flight coupons; had my checkbook in the black!
- (idiomatic) To seize or assault.
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see lay, hands.