lay someone to rest

lay someone to rest
lay (someone) to rest to bury a dead person.

Hattie died peacefully at age 93 and was laid to rest in the church cemetery.


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  • lay someone to rest — phrase to bury someone’s body in a ceremony after they have died Thesaurus: funerals and burialhyponym Main entry: lay * * * lay (someone) to rest see ↑rest, 2 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay someone to rest — to bury someone s body in a ceremony after they have died …   English dictionary

  • lay/put to rest — (something) (or lay/put (something) to rest) : to make someone stop thinking about or believing (something) by showing it is not true I want to lay/put to rest any lingering doubts about my decision. • • • Main Entry: ↑rest …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay the ghost of someone (to rest) — lay the ghost of (something/someone) (to rest) to finally stop being worried or upset by something or someone that has worried or upset you for a long time. With one stunning performance, Chelsea have laid to rest the ghost of their humiliating… …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay/put to rest something — lay/put to rest (something) (or lay/put (something) to rest) : to make someone stop thinking about or believing (something) by showing it is not true I want to lay/put to rest any lingering doubts about my decision. • • • Main Entry: ↑rest …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay someone/thing to rest — 1》 bury a body in a grave. 2》 soothe and dispel fear, anxiety, etc. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay someone/something to rest — bury a body in a grave ■ soothe and dispel fear, anxiety, grief, or a similar unpleasant emotion suspicion will be laid to rest by fact rather than hearsay …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay to rest — lay (someone) to rest to bury a dead person. Hattie died peacefully at age 93 and was laid to rest in the church cemetery …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay — I UK [leɪ] / US verb Word forms lay : present tense I/you/we/they lay he/she/it lays present participle laying past tense laid UK [leɪd] / US past participle laid *** Collocations: Lay means to put something in a particular place or position: I… …   English dictionary

  • lay to rest — verb place in a grave or tomb (Freq. 2) Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday • Syn: ↑bury, ↑entomb, ↑inhume, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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