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lie1 US English

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

lie2 US English

An intentionally false statement

Lie, Trygve Halvdan US English

(1896–1968), Norwegian politician; first secretary general of the United Nations 1946–53

the lay of the land US English

The way in which the features or characteristics of an area present themselves

lie in US English

Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up

lie to US English

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

lie low US English

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

lie off US English

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

white lie US English

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

lie ahead US English

Be going to happen; be in store

lie with US English

(Of a responsibility or problem) be attributable to (someone)

lie-down US English

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

lie behind US English

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

lie detector US English

An instrument for determining whether a person is telling the truth by testing for physiological changes considered to be associated with lying

the big lie US 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 US English

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

lie in wait US English

Conceal oneself, waiting to surprise, attack, or catch someone

lie in in lie1 US English

Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up

lie to in lie1 US English

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

I tell a lie US English

An expression used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark

lie low in lie1 US English

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

lie off in lie1 US English

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

lie with in lie1 US English

(Of a responsibility or problem) be attributable to (someone)

let something lie US English

Take no action regarding a controversial or problematic matter

lie heavy on one US English

Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable

lie around/about US English

(Of an object) be left carelessly out of place

give the lie to US English

Serve to show that (something seemingly apparent or previously stated or believed) is not true

lie ahead in lie1 US English

Be going to happen; be in store

lie around/about in lie1 US English

(Of an object) be left carelessly out of place

lie behind in lie1 US English

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

let sleeping dogs lie US English

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

the big lie in big US English

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

let something lie in lie1 US English

Take no action regarding a controversial or problematic matter

lie in wait in lie1 US English

Conceal oneself, waiting to surprise, attack, or catch someone

lie through one's teeth US English

Tell an outright lie without remorse

lie in state in lie1 US English

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

I tell a lie in lie2 US English

An expression used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark

doggo US English

Remain motionless and quiet to escape detection

lie heavy on one in lie1 US English

Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable

give the lie to in lie2 US English

Serve to show that (something seemingly apparent or previously stated or believed) is not true

in store in store US English

Coming in the future; about to happen

fallow1 US English

(Of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production

dormant US 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

lie through one's teeth in lie2 US English

Tell an outright lie without remorse

the lay of the land in lay1 US English

The way in which the features or characteristics of an area present themselves

let sleeping dogs lie in sleep US English

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

lie one's way into/out of in lie2 US English

Get oneself into or out of a situation by lying

in store US English

Coming in the future; about to happen

I tell a lie or that's a lie in lie2 US English

An expression used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark


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