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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…
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