今天我们要学的词是 lay off.
lay off 有停止骚扰的意思。 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China to “lay off” an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea and said he would deploy his soldiers there if Beijing touches it. 菲律宾总统杜特尔特要中国远离马尼拉在有争议的南中国海占领的一个岛屿，并表示如果北京碰那个岛，他将在那里部署军队。
Lay off 最常见的意思是遣散员工。Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX laid off about 10 percent of the company's more than 6,000 employees at the beginning of this year. 马斯克的火箭发射公司SpaceX今年年初裁员，将6000多名员工人数减少大约10%。