Meaning of LAYER in English
▪ fine , thin
Everything was covered with a fine ~ of dust.
▪ deep , dense , heavy , thick
Mulch with a generous ~ of peat or compost.
▪ bottom , inner , innermost , lower , middle , outer , outermost , surface , top , upper , uppermost
the upper ~s of the earth's atmosphere
▪ double , single
The product is made from a single ~ of plastic.
▪ added , additional , extra
They put on thick hats and extra ~s of clothing.
The recipe calls for alternating ~s of meat sauce and pasta.
a protective ~ of black plastic
holes in the ozone ~
We're flying just below a cloud ~ at 33 000 feet.
VERB + LAYER
Use enough gravel to form a ~ about 50mm thick.
▪ add , apply
He paints a base coat, allows it to dry, and then adds ~s of paint.
▪ be covered by , be covered with
The body had been covered with a thin ~ of soil.
▪ peel away , peel back , remove
I decided to peel back the ~s of this story. ( figurative )
LAYER + NOUN
▪ cake ( esp. AmE )
▪ beneath a/the ~ , under a/the ~
Beneath the surface ~ of the skin are several further layers.
▪ in ~s
The building is constructed in ~s.
▪ ~ of
an extra ~ of clothing
a ~ of bureaucracy
multiple ~s of meaning ( figurative )
▪ ~ after ~ , ~ upon ~
The remains lay buried under ~ upon ~ of black earth.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012