- [C](由于工作清闲而造成的)临时解雇 the stopping of a worker's employment at a time when there is little work
put an end to a state or an activity;
"Quit teasing your little brother"
dismiss, usually for economic reasons;
"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
- The factory had to lay workers off when its orders decreased.
- They often lay off workmen during a business depression.
- The store had to lay off a number of clerks because sales were down.
- I think you'd better lay off alcohol for a while.
- Lay off! i don't need you to tell me what to do.
- Why don't you lay off smoking for a while until your cough gets better?
- The level switch on the Air Separator turns OFF.
- They shut off the gas before going on holiday.
- The doctor advised the patient to lay off for a month after the operation.
- She spent her lay off period difficultly.
- lay off 解雇