出典:『Wiktionary』 (2010/06/11 11:48 UTC 版)
- (transitive, 主に米国用法, idiomatic) (of an employer) To dismiss (workers) from employment, e.g. at a time of low business volume or through no fault of the worker, often with a severance package.
- (transitive) (of a bookmaker) To place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker in order to reduce risk.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To cease, quit, stop (doing something).
- (transitive and intransitive, idiomatic) To stop bothering, teasing, or pestering someone; to leave (someone) alone.
- (transitive and intransitive, artisanal terminology) In painting, to apply gentle strokes to smooth a wet coat of paint so as to remove visible roller- or brush-marks, commonly using a dry brush; a similar technique, but using a loaded laying-off brush, may produce a smooth coat of paint when using a roller or the usual brush techniques would leave marks.
- At any pro paint shop ask for laying off brushes. These are natural bristle, wide, thin brushes designed for tipping off, not for holding a paint load. (Sourced from a web forum exchange)
- He shows me how to lay off the paint — and moves his paintbrush across the section he had already painted, again and again.
- In the first two transitive senses the object can come before or after the particle (laid off the whole department). If the object is a pronoun, then it must come before the particle (laid them off).
- In the two idiomatic "cease" senses, all objects, including pronouns, come after the complete phrase (lay off me!). Also, in this sense the verb cannot be used in the passive voice; for example, Finally, the bullies laid off the victim cannot be rephrased as, *Finally, the victim was laid off by the bullies.
- (to dismiss workers from employment): make redundant, let go
- See also Thesaurus:lay off
- (主に米国用法) A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance または misconduct).
- A period of time when someone is unavailable for work.
- (Britain, soccer) A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick.
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