English definition of Lie down

English Vocabulary tips & definitions with Gymglish.
Improve your English and try our online English lessons for free.

Free with no obligation to buy.


to lie (down): to move into a horizontal position, for example in bed or on the floor
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
to lie face down: to lie with your face against the floor, bed, etc.

Still having difficulties with 'Lie down'? Test our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment!

What our users say:



I enjoy doing my online language courses online. Only ten minutes daily are enough...Thank you!



Gymglish has allowed me to improve my oral and written expression. A daily routine I wouldn't miss for anything in the world!



Your method is unique! Your courses have helped me to progress and gain confidence during my travels.



I love your innovative method which allows me to learn a new language and have fun at the same time!

More testimonials.

Do you have smart way of remembering this rule? A tip to avoid making a mistake on 'Lie down'? Share it with us!

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...