lay\ down\ one's\ arms

lay\ down\ one's\ arms
v. phr.
To cease fighting; surrender.

The Civil War ended when the Confederate army finally laid down its arms.


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  • lay down one's arms — {v. phr.} To cease fighting; surrender. * /The Civil War ended when the Confederate army finally laid down its arms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay down one's arms — {v. phr.} To cease fighting; surrender. * /The Civil War ended when the Confederate army finally laid down its arms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay down one's arms — To surrender, submit • • • Main Entry: ↑arm …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay down arms — lay down (one s) arms cease fighting …   Useful english dictionary

  • To lay down — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay down arms — put down one s weapons, give up one s weapons …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • lay — lay1 /lay/, v., laid, laying, n. v.t. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low.… …   Universalium

  • lay — I. /leɪ / (say lay) verb (laid, laying) –verb (t) 1. to put or place in a position of rest or recumbency: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to bring, throw, or beat down, as from an erect position: to lay a person low. 3. to cause to subside: to lay… …  

  • arms — n. weapons 1) to bear; take up arms 2) to call to arms 3) (mil.) inspection; left shoulder; order; port; present; right shoulder; trail arms! 4) to lay down one s arms 5) small arms 6) under arms ( armed ) misc. 7) up in arms ( stirred up ) * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

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