re-lay

See also: relay

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re- +‎ lay

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re-lay (third-person singular simple present relays, present participle relaying, simple past and past participle relaid)

  1. (transitive)  To lay (for example, flooring or railroad track) again.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[1]:
      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.

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