lay bare

lay bare
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. reveal, show, disclose; see expose 1 , undress .

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  • lay bare — (something) to discover or tell people about something that was not previously known or was previously kept secret. It s been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend …   New idioms dictionary

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  • lay bare — verb a) to expose or clarify something And laid those proud roofs bare to summers rain. Byron b) to make bare; strip The central and centralized, imperial governments, guided by the big interests of the country, induced in their unfortunate… …   Wiktionary

  • lay bare — {v. phr.} To expose; reveal; divulge. * /During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay bare — {v. phr.} To expose; reveal; divulge. * /During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ bare — v. phr. To expose; reveal; divulge. During his testimony the witness laid bare the whole story of his involvement with the accused …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To lay bare — 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 bare — v. tell one s innermost thoughts or feelings, pour one s heart out , reveal one s emotions …   English contemporary dictionary

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