lie back

phrasal verb

lay back; lain back; lying back; lies back
: to lean backward from a sitting position to a flat position
The doctor asked him to lie back on the table.

Examples of lie back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than having holes for a baby’s legs to rest in, this pool float is more like a lounge chair, with a soft seat for the baby to lie back in while remaining clipped in with a three-point harness. Maya Polton, Parents, 18 Mar. 2024 Some of our white-bearded elders lay back on toshaks, their legs sprawled out, bodies cushioned by three or four pillows. Jamil Jan Kochai, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 One man was lying back on a mattress next to a large concrete piling. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 13 Oct. 2023 Start streaming a show, grab a book, or hit play on your favorite playlist and lie back in this cloudlike, 5-foot bean bag chair built for three. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Oct. 2023 Simply lie back, be patient and take in the widest swath of sky possible. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 The Licorice Pizza star was captured lying back in a kayak shirtless while shading his eyes from the Italian sun. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2023 In the snap — which was posted as part of a carousel of images — Kardashian, 44, lay back on what appeared to be a bed, with her white tank top rolled up to reveal her pregnant stomach above a pair of unbuttoned jeans. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2023 Lady lay back and stared at the sky, cantaloupe moon hanging. Hazlitt, 14 June 2023

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“Lie back.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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