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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylie down
he/she/itlies down
present participlelying down
past tenselay down
past participlelain down
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  1. 1
    same as lie

    Lie down and relax.

    I’m going to go and lie down for a while.

  2. 2
    lie down on the job to not work as hard at something as you should do
  3. 3
    not take something lying down to show that you will not accept unfair treatment by complaining about it or trying to change it
See also main entry: lie


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