See also: relay
- (transitive) To lay (for example, flooring or railroad track) again.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
- The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
He had to re-lay the tiles because the cement was too dry.
to lay again