German translation of 'lay down'
- book, pen etc
⇒ he laid his bag down on the table
er legte seine Tasche auf den Tisch
- to lay down one's arms
die Waffen niederlegen
⇒ to lay down one's life
sein Leben geben
⇒ to lay down the law(informal)
Vorschriften machen (to sb jdm)
Example Sentences Including 'lay down'
I closed the file, turned out the lights, and lay down.No Body
Moira was full of bright ideas about the mixing, and some synth effects she wanted me to lay down.DEAD BEAT (2002)
Beryl lay down , her mind revolving round the day's happenings like a hamster on a wheel.Death Speaks Softly
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⇒ he lay down on the bed
er legte sich aufs Bett
- (figurative) he won't take that lying down!
das lässt er sich nicht gefallen or bieten!
Example Sentences Including 'lie down'
I drove past the Shangri La Hotel and thought about going in there for a Club beer or six and a long lie down.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
The couch was just big enough for us to lie down together, me half on top of Art.SEX (2001)
Dogs don't normally haunt: when they're dead they lie down : their graves are quiet.NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories
Translation of lay down from the Collins English to German Dictionary