lay back

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to lay back: lean back, lie back

w>lay back

vt sep earsanlegen; personzurücklegen
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She still lay back in the chair, possessed by a torpor like the torpor of death--insensible to sound, insensible to touch.
She put her arms under her head and lay back, looking up at the sky.
Then he lay back in his chair and sang a foolish song that did not seem to the General to mean anything, although he listened carefully.
Only, in the midst of his fever, a hand as soft as velvet and as cool as the night sea-wind touched his forehead, and a voice sounded in his ears so sweetly that the blood burned no longer in his veins, so sweetly that he lay back upon his pillow like a man under the influence of a strong narcotic and slept.
Tulliver began to lay back the tablecloths in the chest, folding and stroking them automatically.
Colin lay back on his cushion and his eyes grew larger and larger and the spots on his cheeks burned.
And then he lay back on his cushion and was still, as if he were thinking.
At last she shut the book sharply, lay back, and drew a deep breath, expressive of the wonder which always marks the transition from the imaginary world to the real world.
She lay back in the chair, her eyes closed, her mind almost a blank, crushed by a leaden feeling that the end had come to everything.
I built a little fire of charcoal and lay back on the shelf--
When not swimming, O'Neill lay back on a sun lounger and enjoyed a drink.
You lay back and see what happens, but generally, nevertheless, I come back.