lay (v.)
wager, stake, bet
Cym I.ii.105[Queen to Innogen, of Pisanio's faithfulness] I dare lay mine honour / He will remain so
Cym I.v.124[Iachimo to Posthumus] I will lay you ten thousand ducats to your ring
H5 IV.i.218[disguised King Henry to Bates] the French may lay twenty French crowns to one they will beat us
Ham V.ii.162[Osrick to Hamlet] The King ... hath laid, sir ... He hath laid on twelve for nine
LLL I.i.295[Berowne to himself] I'll lay my head to any goodman's hat / These oaths and laws will prove an idle scorn
TS V.ii.128[Bianca to Lucentio, of his wager] The more fool you for laying on my duty
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