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English verb: take lying down

1. take lying down (cognition) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively


SamplesI won't take this insult lying down.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate









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