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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

Lie, Trygve Halvdan British & World English

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

lie in in lie1 British & World English

Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up

lie to in lie1 British & World English

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

lie up in lie1 British & World English

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

lie in British & World English

Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up

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-in British & World English

A prolonged stay in bed in the morning

lie low in lie1 British & World English

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

lie off in lie1 British & World English

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

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 around/about in lie1 British & World English

(Of an object) be left carelessly out of place

lie over in lie1 British & World English

Break one’s journey

lie with in lie1 British & World English

(Of a responsibility) be attributable to (someone)

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 in lie1 British & World English

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

lie behind British & World English

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

Auschwitz lie British & World English

The assertion that the Holocaust did not take place or that the number of deaths is exaggerated

let something lie in lie1 British & World English

Take no action regarding a problematic matter

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 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

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 in lie1 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 in lie2 British & World English

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

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

lie heavy on one in lie1 British & World English

Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable

give the lie to in lie2 British & World English

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

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

in store in store British & World English

Coming in the future; about to happen

in wait in wait British & World English

Watching for an enemy or potential victim and preparing to attack them

fallow1 British & World English

(Of farmland) ploughed and harrowed but left for a period without being sown in order to restore its fertility or to avoid surplus production

doggo British & World English

Remain motionless and quiet to escape detection

dormant British & World English

(Of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep

the lie 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

the lie of the land British & World English

The features or characteristics of an area

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

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


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