well-laid

laid

[leyd]
verb
simple past tense and past participle of lay1.

well-laid, adjective

laid, lain.
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laid (leɪd)
 
vb
the past tense and past participle of lay

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laid
pp. of lay (v.). Laid-up "injured, sick," originally was a nautical term (1769) describing a ship moored in harbor. Laid off "temporarily unemployed" is from 1955. Laid-back "relaxed" is first attested 1973, perhaps in reference to the posture of highway motorcyclists.
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