Italian translation of 'lay down'
transitive verb + adverb
- (put down)
to lay down one's life for sb/sth
mettere in cantina
sacrificare la propria vita per qn/qc
to lay down the law (figurative)
- (principle, rule, policy)
Example Sentences Including 'lay down'
He heard the rustle of the silk bedcover being turned down and the creak of the springs as the woman lay down.NEW YORK DEAD (1991)
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
Trends of 'lay down'
In Common Usage. lay down is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Word forms:past tense lay, past participle lain, present participle lying
he was lying on the sofa
- (also lie down)
- (be lying)
essere sdraiato (‑a) or disteso (‑a),
- (dead body)
era disteso sul divanohe had lain there for hours
è rimasto disteso lì per orehe lay where he had fallen
giaceva a terra nel punto in cui era cadutoto lie still
giacere immobileshe lay in bed until 10 o'clock
è rimasta a letto fino alle 10to lie low (figurative)
- (also lie down)
the book lay on the table
- (be situated)
il libro giaceva sul tavolothe snow lay half a metre deep
la neve formava una coltre di mezzo metrothe town lies in a valley
la città è situata or si trova in una vallethe plain lay before us
la pianura si stendeva dinanzi a noiin spite of the obstacles lying in his way
nonostante gli ostacoli che aveva di frontewhere does the difficulty/difference lie?
dov'è or qual è la difficoltà/differenza?the fault lies with you
l'errore è tuothe challenge lies in ...
la difficoltà sta nel...the best remedy lies in ...
il miglior rimedio consiste nel...
- (be situated)
Example Sentences Including 'lie'
They placed me in a lying position on the back seat.Seminary Boy (2006)
You do not need to read between the lines to know what lies ahead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Who is to say where reason lies in such a case?Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)
But at the heart of it lies the arrogance of power unchecked.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But under the surface of the city streets lies a sadder story.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It looks as if the card is simply lying on the open hand.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Other women lie back and wait for it to happen.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She lies to us when she stays at his place and lies about money too.The Sun (2013)
She thinks something sinister could lie beneath the ice.The Sun (2010)
She warns us that she might lie about her personal life.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The answer to their dilemma is sometimes to tell a lie.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The best way to make this lie on your floor.The Sun (2016)
The blame lies with that country 's government.The Sun (2016)
The reason for its popularity lies in the way it drives.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Tune in to what lies ahead and focus on getting there.The Sun (2016)
You mean the one lying next to you?The Sun (2012)
A city of rock lay all around us.Anti-Ice (1993)
The city lay behind them under a tattered amber smog.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
I can now - mostly - tell what angle they are lying at.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The lie of the land on the coast can be deceptive.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The patient lies strangely angled with his feet in the air, his head near the ground.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
A strip of upturned earth lies beside the site.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Or to check the lie of the land?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She lay on the floor hurt and stunned.The Sun (2007)
The future of this country lies in social mobility and diversity.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The responsibility for accessing the internet and the choice of site lay with the individual.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They just give lies on top of other lies.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We had a fight and old stuff came up about me lying.The Sun (2008)
We ran outside and there was a man lying near the back of the car who looked like he was dead.The Sun (2016)
You just want to lie down all the time.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It left her lying about a foot higher than her husband in bed.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The big areas for reform lie elsewhere.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We like to be familiar with the lay of the land.Christianity Today (2000)
intransitive verb + adverb
sdraiarsilie down! (to dog)
cuccia!why not go and lie down for a bit?
perché non vai a distenderti per un po'?to take sth lying down (figurative)
accettare supinamente qc
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)
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 Italian Dictionary