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To give up, surrender, or yield , usually by placing it on the ground.

Lay down your arms.

Additional definitions for 'lay down':

lay downTo specify, institute, enact, assert firmly, state authoritatively, establish or formulate .
lay downTo stock, store for the future. See also lay by.
lay downTo sacrifice, especially in the phrase "to lay down one's life.".
lay downTo lie down; to place oneself in a reclined or horizontal position, on a bed or similar, for the purpose of resting.
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