lie down
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to recline)
a. acostarse
I have a headache. I am going to lie down for a while.Me duele la cabeza. Me voy a acostar un rato.
You don't look so well, Frank. Why don't you lie down for a bit?No te ves muy bien, Frank. ¿Por qué no te acuestas un momento?
b. echarse
This has been a long day. I can't wait until I can return home and lie down in my hammock.Fue un día largo. No veo la hora de volver a casa y echarme en mi hamaca.
c. tumbarse
The dog lay down on the sofa, and fell fast asleepEl perro se tumbó en el sofá y se quedó profundamente dormido.
d. tenderse
Sarah, why don't you go and lie down until you feel better?Sarah ¿por qué no te tiendes hasta que te sientas mejor?
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lie down
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. echarse, tumbarse
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm not going to take this lying downno voy a quedarme de brazos cruzados ante esto
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