lay_off has definitions from the field of work
[ verb ] put an end to a state or an activity


"Quit teasing your little brother"

Used in print

(The Horseman and Fair World, 84:46...)

Blistered for curbs and laid_off three weeks , he is coming_along fine and looks_like a pacer to me .

The last-named is a fine-looking , large colt , who has been unfortunate to be laid_off for_some_time due_to injuries .

(Winfred Van Atta, Shock Treatment....)

`` Why do n't you bastards lay_off for_a_while '' ?

[ verb ] (work) dismiss, usually for economic reasons




"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

Used in print

(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)

Worry had a great_deal to do with_it ; Stuart had been laid_off at the produce company and had to go_back to sitting in his father 's office , taking what salary his father could hand_out to him .

Related terms

fire layoff