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lie down

verb uk phrasal verb with lie   /laɪ/ us  
A2 to move into a position in which your body is flat, usually in order to sleep or rest: He lay down on the bed and tried to relax.
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in Korean 눕다…
in Arabic يَرْقُد…
in Portuguese deitar-se…
in Catalan estirar-se…
in Japanese 横になって休む…
in Italian sdraiarsi, stendersi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 躺下…
in Russian ложиться, прилечь…
in Turkish yatmak, uzanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 躺下…
in Polish położyć się…
(Definition of lie down phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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