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lie back

phrasal verb with lie
 
 
/laɪ/ verb [I] ( present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain)
to lower the top half of your body from a sitting position to a lying position: Lie back and relax.RecliningNot holding the body upright
Translations of “lie back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 向後躺,向後仰…
in Russian откинуться…
in Turkish uzanmak, yatmak, sırt üstü uzanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向后躺,向后仰…
in Polish położyć się…
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