The difference between Lay low and Lie low

When used as verbs, lay low means to topple or overcome, whereas lie low means to conceal oneself.

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  1. Lay low as a verb (transitive, informal):

    To topple or overcome; to cause to fall; (of a person) to knock out.


    "He was laid low by a vicious blow to the head."

  2. Lay low as a verb:


    "Future: 'I’m going to lie low for a while in case the police come looking for me.'"

    "Present: 'I'm lying low because the police are looking for me.'"

    "Past: 'I lay low yesterday when the police came looking.'"

    "Past perfect: 'I have lain low because the police have been looking for me.'"

  1. Lie low as a verb (intransitive):

    To conceal oneself; to remain hidden.


    "I'll lie low here until you get back, good luck!"

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