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lie1 British & World English

(Of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface

lie2 British & World English

An intentionally false statement

lie1 English Thesaurus

Len's loyalty to his mates had made him tell lies

lie2 English Thesaurus

he was lying on a bed

Lie, Trygve Halvdan British & World English

(1896–1968), Norwegian Labour politician, first Secretary General of the United Nations 1946–53

lie in British & World English

Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up

lie-in British & World English

A prolonged stay in bed in the morning

lie to British & World English

(Of a ship) come almost to a stop with its head towards the wind

lie up British & World English

(Of a ship) go into dock or be out of commission

lie low British & World English

(Especially of a criminal) keep out of sight; avoid detection or attention

lie off British & World English

(Of a ship) stand some distance from shore or from another ship

lie ahead British & World English

Be going to happen

lie over British & World English

Break one’s journey

lie with British & World English

(Of a responsibility) be attributable to (someone)

lie-down British & World English

A short rest in which one lies down on a bed, sofa, etc.

white lie British & World English

A harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings

lie behind British & World English

Be the real, often hidden, reason for (something)

lie detector British & World English

An instrument for determining whether a person is telling the truth by testing for physiological changes considered to be associated with lying. The results of lie-detector tests are generally not accepted for judicial purposes

the big lie British & World English

A gross distortion or misrepresentation of the facts, especially when used as a propaganda device by a politician or official body

lie in state British & World English

(Of the corpse of a person of national importance) be laid in a public place of honour before burial

I tell a lie British & World English

Used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark

let something lie British & World English

Take no action regarding a problematic matter

lie heavy on one British & World English

Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable

lie around/about British & World English

(Of an object) be left carelessly out of place

give the lie to British & World English

Serve to show that (something previously assumed to be the case) is not true

the lie of the land British & World English

The features or characteristics of an area

let sleeping dogs lie British & World English

Avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference

lie through one's teeth British & World English

Tell an outright lie without remorse

the big lie in big British & World English

A gross distortion or misrepresentation of the facts, especially when used as a propaganda device by a politician or official body

I tell a lie in lie2 British & World English

Used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark

one has made one's bed and must lie in it British & World English

One must accept the consequences of one’s actions

lie low in lie1 British & World English

(Especially of a criminal) keep out of sight; avoid detection or attention

lie low in lie2 English Thesaurus

we'll have to lie low and wait for dark

the lie of the land in lie1 British & World English

The features or characteristics of an area

lie in state in lie1 British & World English

(Of the corpse of a person of national importance) be laid in a public place of honour before burial

lie heavy on in lie2 English Thesaurus

it was the loss of human life that lay heavy on him

I tell a lie or that's a lie in lie2 British & World English

Used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark

let something lie in lie1 British & World English

Take no action regarding a problematic matter

give the lie to in lie2 British & World English

Serve to show that (something previously assumed to be the case) is not true

give the lie to in lie1 English Thesaurus

the success of our manufactured exports gives the lie to the Opposition's portrayal of manufacturing

lie heavy on one in lie1 British & World English

Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable

one has made one's bed and must lie in it in bed British & World English

One must accept the consequences of one’s actions

the lie North American lay of the land in lie1 British & World English

The features or characteristics of an area

lie through one's teeth in lie2 British & World English

Tell an outright lie without remorse

let sleeping dogs lie in sleep British & World English

Avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference

one has made one's bed and must lie in or on it in bed British & World English

One must accept the consequences of one’s actions