lie-in

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noun \ ˈlī-ˌin \

Definition of lie-in

:an act of lying down (as in a public place) in organized protest or as a means of forcing compliance with demands

First Known Use of lie-in

1963


LIE-IN Defined for English Language Learners

lie-in

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Definition of lie-in for English Language Learners

  • : a time in the morning spent lying in bed instead of getting up


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