• Definition for "lay off"
    • (of an employer) To dismiss (workers) from work,…
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lay off definition

  • verb:
    • (of an employer) To dismiss (workers) from work, e.g. at a time of reduced company volume, frequently with a severance package.
    • (of a bookmaker) To place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker in order to reduce risk.
    • To cease, stop, stop (doing anything).
    • to avoid bothering, irritating, teasing, pestering, pressuring, being hostile with, or hovering over some body; to leave (some body) alone.
    • dismiss, usually for economic explanations
    • stop a situation or an activity
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