lie down

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 and lie down for a while.

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

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