lie back

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Related to lie back: Lie Back and Think of England
يَتكئ إلى الخَلْف
zaklonit se
læne sig tilbage
halla sér aftur
pohodlne sa oprieť

w>lie back

(= recline)sich zurücklehnen
(fig: = take no action) → es sich gemütlich machen, sich ausruhen; we can’t afford to lie back and relax until the job’s finishedwir können uns (dat)keine Ruhe gönnen, bis die Arbeit erledigt ist
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(lai) present participle ˈlying: past tense lay (lei) : past participle lain (lein) verb
1. to be in or take a more or less flat position. She went into the bedroom and lay on the bed; The book was lying in the hall.
2. to be situated; to be in a particular place etc. The farm lay three miles from the sea; His interest lies in farming.
3. to remain in a certain state. The shop is lying empty now.
4. (with in) (of feelings, impressions etc) to be caused by or contained in. His charm lies in his honesty.
lie back
to lean back on a support. He lay back against the pillows and went to sleep.
lie down
to take a flat or horizontal position. The man lay down; My hair won't lie down.
lie in
to stay in bed late in the morning. I like to lie in until nine on a Saturday.
lie in wait (for)
to be waiting to catch or attack. They lay in wait at the corner of the street and attacked him on his way home.
lie low
to stay quiet or hidden. The criminal lay low until the police stopped looking for him.
lie with
(of a choice, duty etc) to be the responsibility of. The decision lies with you.
take lying down
to accept or suffer (something) without arguing, complaining or trying to avoid it.

see also lay1.
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