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  • 1 lie-down — (n.) period of rest reclining, 1840, from LIE (Cf. lie) (v.2) + DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 lie down — n [singular] BrE a short rest, usually on a bed ▪ I m going upstairs to have a lie down …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Lie down — (or lying down) may refer to the:* Prone position (face down) * Supine position (face up) …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 lie down — index repose (rest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 lie-down — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a short rest on a bed or sofa …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 lie-down — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: lie down : a lying down or period of lying down : nap, rest * * * /luy down /, n. Chiefly Brit. a nap. [1830 40; n. use of v. phrase lie down …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 lie down — verb assume a reclining position (Freq. 11) lie down on the bed until you feel better • Syn: ↑lie • Ant: ↑arise • Hypernyms: ↑change posture …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 lie down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms lie down : present tense I/you/we/they lie down he/she/it lies down present participle lying down past tense lay down past participle lain down 1) same as lie I, 1), a) Lie down and relax. I m going to go… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 lie down — v. (misc.) to take smt. lying down ( to accept smt. without protest ); to lie down on the job ( to work very little ) * * * [ laɪ daʊn] to lie down on the job ( to work very little ) (misc.) to take smt. lying down ( to accept smt. without… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 lie down — PHRASAL VERB When you lie down, you move into a horizontal position, usually in order to rest or sleep. [V P] Why don t you go upstairs and lie down for a bit? …

    English dictionary

  • 11 lie-down — N SING If you have a lie down, you have a short rest, usually in bed. [BRIT, INFORMAL] She had departed upstairs for a lie down …

    English dictionary

  • 12 lie-down — /laɪ ˈdaʊn/ (say luy down) noun a rest taken while lying down: *This nation was built on a cup of tea, a Bex, and a good lie down. –phillip adams, 1977. Also, (in non standard use), lay down …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 lie down — (lay down) vb to surrender, abase oneself. A fashiona ble euphemism in the late 1980s, partic ularly in the contexts of business and politics. It normally had the sense of giv ing up without a struggle in an adversarial situation. Sit down and… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 14 lie-down — /luy down /, n. Chiefly Brit. a nap. [1830 40; n. use of v. phrase lie down] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 lie down — verb a) to assume a reclining position Lie down on the bed until you feel better. b) to be lazy or remiss He never got promoted because he was always lying down on the job …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 ˌlie ˈdown — phrasal verb 1) to put yourself in a position in which your body is flat on a surface, especially in order to rest or to sleep I m going to go and lie down for a while.[/ex] 2) not take sth lying down to not accept unfair treatment, by… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 lie-down — noun A short period of rest while lying. After a long morning working, he decided to have a little lie down before cooking lunch …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 lie down — noun (singular) BrE a short rest, usually on a bed: I m going upstairs to have a lie down …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 lie down — Synonyms and related words: bed, bed down, couch, crawl, curl up, go to bed, go to rest, grovel, lay, lie, lie flat, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, loll, lounge, prone, prostrate, recline, repose, rest, settle to rest, snug down, sprawl,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 lie down — intransitive verb Date: 1888 1. to submit meekly or abjectly to defeat, disappointment, or insult < won t take that criticism lying down > 2. to fail to perform or to neglect one s part deliberately < lying down on the job > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary