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lie-down

[lahy-doun] /ˈlaɪˌdaʊn/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a nap.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase lie down
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  • All stoners know if they have had too much to drive and they will have a lie-down for a couple of hours.
  • Please consider taking some deep breaths and having a lie-down on the vapors couch.
British Dictionary definitions for lie-down

lie down

verb (intransitive, adverb)
1.
to place oneself or be in a prostrate position in order to rest or sleep
2.
to accept without protest or opposition (esp in the phrases lie down under, take something lying down)
noun
3.
a rest
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Word Origin and History for lie-down
n.

period of rest reclining, 1840, from lie (v.2) + down (adv.).

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