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  • EN [ laɪ]
  • US [ laɪ]

English definition


  • 1. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

  • 2. position or manner in which something is situated


  • 1. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

  • 2. be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position;

    • "The sick man lay in bed all day"
    • "the books are lying on the shelf"
  • 3. originate (in);

    • "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  • 4. be and remain in a particular state or condition;

    • "lie dormant"
  • 5. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive;

    • "Don't lie to your parents"
    • "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
  • 6. have a place in relation to something else;

    • "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"
    • "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
  • 7. assume a reclining position;

    • "lie down on the bed until you feel better"

Example sentences

  • Economic conditions may lie responsible for the creation of social unrest.

  • A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

  • He tried to tell me a lie about losing his wallet.

  • A lot of national parks lie in the areas inhabited by minority nationality people.

  • All their hopes lie in him.

  • Where does the crux lie?

  • He thinks It'scorn to lie.

  • If he knows I told him a lie, how can I look him in the face again?

  • These are questions that lie outside the purview of our inquiry.

  • The responsibilities of a teacher lie not only in the inculcation of knowledge, but also in the setting of good examples and cultivating of virtues.

  • You ought to lie in tomorrow and catch up on your sleep.

  • I wish you wouldn't just lie around all day.

  • Least of all would I lie to you.

  • I won't be able to look him in the eye if I lie.

  • The time had come for her to lie in.

  • On the floor of the basins lie deserts, lakes and swamps.

  • She was so weak and exhausted that she had to lie back in the easy chair.

  • Slacken your legs and slowly lie back.

  • He is always telling a lie.

  • The fault does not lie with the government officials.

  • It is sinful to lie.

  • It was a lie, tout court.

  • The ship would lie there mirrored in a perfectly unmoving glossy sea.

  • The islands lie at the southern end of the Kurile chain.

  • Sublime music floats on a scented summer breeze to the spot where you lie.

  • During these periods the birds will lie on the cage floor as if trying to lay or hatch eggs.

  • He was surprised, and annoyed that she had spun a story which was too good to be condemned as a simple lie.

  • More than 9,000 men lie buried here.

  • This survey gives the lie to the idea that Britain is moving towards economic recovery.

Phrase collocation

  • lie down

    To do little or nothing

    • He's lying down on the job.

  • lie in

    To be in confinement for childbirth.

  • lie to &I{【航海】}

    To remain stationary while facing the wind.

  • lie with

    To be decided by, dependent on, or up to

    • The choice lies with you.

    &I{Archaic} To have sexual intercourse with.

  • let something lie

    take no action regarding a controversial or problematic matter

  • lie heavy on one

    cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable

  • lie in state

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

  • lie in wait

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

  • lie low

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

    • at the time of the murder he appears to have been lying low in a barn.

  • the lie ( 北美

    the way in which an area's features or characteristics present themselves

  • take something lying down

    [usu. with negative]accept an insult, setback, rebuke, etc. without reacting or protesting

  • lie ahead

    be going to happen; be in store

    • I'm excited by what lies ahead.

  • lie around/about

    (of an object) be left carelessly out of place

    • I became irritated at the pills and potions lying around in every corner of the house.

  • lie behind

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

    • a subtle strategy lies behind such silly claims.

Synonym discrimination

  • situate, lie, stand



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