Definition Lie down

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Definition

to lie (down): to move into a horizontal position, for example in bed or on the floor
verb
I was lying on the grass. I was so relaxed I really didn't want to stand up.

Do not confuse with the verb to lay (something down), which means "put, place" (something):

I lie down on the floor.
I lay this book on the table.

Note the past tense and past perfect tense of these two verbs: * to lie / I lay / I have lain * to lay / I laid / I have laid Another possible confusion: to lie (irregular verb, lie/lied/lied): to not tell the truth.

to lie prostrate: to lie with the face down and arms stretched out
idiom

to lie face down: to lie with your face against the floor, bed, etc.
idiom

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