(we) lay back

french-France / español - España

I have a traduction to do and I dn't really understand the expression "we lay back".

The sentence is: "When the traps had been set we lay back on the river-bank."

I traducted it by: "Quand les pièges furent installés nous retournâmes sur la rive", but is it the good meaning?

Thank you!
  • misterk

    we lay back on the river bank = we lay (lay = past tense of lie) down on the river bank, on our backs. (Imagine people looking up at the sky...)
    to lie back = to recline, on your back.
    french-France / español - España
    thank you! but what's the meaning of "lay back"? what's the french traduction for "lay back"?