lay up

  1. disable or confine, as with an illness
    She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks
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How To Use lay up In A Sentence

  • The Manchester centre is the nucleus of a hi-tech surveillance system and features an 18-metre monitor wall that can display up to 180 high-resolution images.
  • That's just one apocryphal Bergman factoid (Webster's dates "dramaturg" back to 1870) that theater producer Andrew Higgie has collected over the half dozen years it has taken him to get the filmmaker's "Through a Glass Darkly" screenplay up and running as a stage play at London's
  • I fed them myself," answered uncle Nathan, patting a white star on the forehead of the nearest animal, as he lay upon his knees half buried in the rich aftergrowth. The Old Homestead
  • Those unfortunates who don't make it will then play up to seven more events to determine who gets to play the tour in 2008 and who doesn't.
  • Your players will win points if they pick up red or yellow cards, score own goals, are substituted, concede goals or, if they play up front, fail to score.
  • She could play upon the harp and paint in water-colours, and her needlework was a picture, but not half so pretty a picture as her face. Merry-Garden and Other Stories
  • But knowledge began in the mind, and was founded on particulars; though afterwards, perhaps, no notice was taken thereof: it being natural for the mind (forward still to enlarge its knowledge) most attentively to lay up those general notions, and make the proper use of them, which is to disburden the memory of the cumbersome load of particulars. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Grids lay upon the landscape reducing meandering rivers and their jagged embankments to scenic enjoyments or inconveniences to overcome.
  • And there was always a lot of jolly fellows, and usedn't they to cheer me w'en the horses 'u'd play up a bit. Some Everyday Folk and Dawn
  • A thin layer of white snow now lay upon the ground and still more was falling heavily.
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