English version

lie down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlie down phrasal verb1 LIE DOWNto put yourself in a position in which your body is flat on the floor or on a bed πŸ”Š Just lie down on the bed.2 take something lying down informalACCEPT to accept bad treatment without complaining πŸ”Š I’m not going to take this lying down! β†’ lieβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lie downβ€’ Towards evening she grew tired, and went to her room for a lie down.β€’ You look really tired. Why don't you go and lie down for a while?β€’ I didn't feel very well, so I lay down on the bed and tried to rest.β€’ During the day, I get so tired I have to lie down on the bed for a couple of hours.β€’ For this exercise, it is best to lie down, or sit with both feet on the floor.take something lying downβ€’ And, on yer bike: The charity rider who's taking it all lying down.β€’ Carl however was too active mentally to take this lying down.β€’ Mr Estrada has not taken the storm lying down.β€’ The Socialists, though, are not taking it lying down.β€’ They're not taking it lying down.β€’ But Will took it lying down - all in a good cause of course.β€’ Perhaps you're not a person to take criticism lying down and you have had some sharp exchanges with your friend.β€’ They are not taking things lying down as many other Third World people tend to do.β€’ We are not going to take this verdict lying down. There will be protests.
lie downˈlie down noun [singular] British English πŸ”Š πŸ”Š LIE DOWNa short rest, usually on a bed πŸ”Š I’m going upstairs to have a lie down.
Examples from the Corpus
have a lie downβ€’ If I get too tired I might just have a lie down and have a little kip.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
lie
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylie
he, she, itlies
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylay
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lain
he, she, ithas lain
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lain
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lie
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lain
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam lying
he, she, itis lying
> View More
you, we, theyare lying
Past
I, he, she, itwas lying
you, we, theywere lying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lying
he, she, ithas been lying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lying
> View Less
Verb table
lie
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylie
he, she, itlies
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lied
he, she, ithas lied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lie
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lied
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam lying
he, she, itis lying
> View More
you, we, theyare lying
Past
I, he, she, itwas lying
you, we, theywere lying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lying
he, she, ithas been lying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lying
> View Less