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lay off

 
See:
lay
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to cease employing (someone), sometimes only temporarily.
The car company laid off one hundred workers last month.
antonyms:
hire
similar words:
cashier, dismiss, sack
definition 2: (slang) to stop touching or trying to take something.
Hey! Lay off! Those are mine!Lay off my car! You'll scratch the paint.
definition 3: (slang) to stop bothering, harming, or threatening (someone); leave alone.
Lay off the new kid! Why don't you just leave him alone!If you don't lay off my sister, I'll break your head.