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British pronunciation/lˈeɪ ˈɒf/
American pronunciation/lˈeɪ ˈɔf/
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to dismiss employees due to financial difficulties or reduced workload

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to lay off definition and meaning
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to stop doing or consuming something

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to refrain from bothering or harassing someone

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The company laid off 10% of its workforce due to financial losses.
The restaurant is laying off 20 waiters and waitresses due to the slow summer season.
The factory laid off 50 workers after installing new automated machinery.
The bully laid off the smaller child after he started to cry.
I haven't lost my job yet, but the writing is on the wall: my company just laid off 50 more people today.
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