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View synonyms for lie-in

lie-in

1

[ lahy-in ]

noun

  1. a protest demonstration in which participants lie down in a public place against regulations and resist being moved.


lie-in

2

[ lahy-in ]

noun

, Chiefly British.
  1. an act or instance of staying in bed longer than usual, especially in the morning.

lie in

verb

  1. to remain in bed late in the morning
  2. to be confined in childbirth


noun

  1. a long stay in bed in the morning
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lie-in1

First recorded in 1960–65; lie 2, -in 3

Origin of lie-in2

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase lie in
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Example Sentences

The sows in the styes when they lie-in (saving the honour of this good company) are fed only with orange-flowers.

Is't not strange that a man should lie-in a whole month for a woman?

Edward therefore sent for his wife Eleanor in the depth of winter that she might lie-in in Caernarvon castle.

"I think she is going to lie-in," she whispered in Tonsard's ear.

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