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lie /laɪ/ verb (past tense lay /leɪ/, past participle lain /leɪn/, present participle lying, third person singular lies)
lie verb (past tense and past participle lied, present participle lying, third person singular lies) [intransitive]
lie noun

Irregular Forms: (lain)(lay)(lying)

(n.vt.&vi.) دروغ گفتن ، سخن نادرست گفتن ، دروغ ، کذب
(vt.&vi.) دراز کشیدن ، استراحت کردن (با) down ، خوابیدن ، افتادن ، واقع شدن ، قرار گرفتن ، موقتا ماندن ، وضع ، موقعیت ، چگونگی ، قانون ـ فقه: دروغ ، ورزش: زاویه نقطه وصل دسته چوب هاکی به تیغه زاویه نقطه وصل دسته به سر چوب گلف منطقه تجمع ماهیها ، علوم نظامی: نگهداشتن ناو بدون استفاده از لنگر یا طناب مهار
- falsify, dissimulate, equivocate, fabricate, fib, prevaricate, tell untruths
- falsehood, deceit, fabrication, fib, fiction, invention, prevarication, untruth
- recline, loll, lounge, repose, rest, sprawl, stretch out
- be situated, be, be placed, exist, remain
Antonyms: truth
Contrasted words: veracity, verisimilitude, verity
Related Idioms: *crock of shit
Related Words: beguile, deceive, delude, misguide, misinform, misinstruct, mislead, distort, exaggerate, misstate, deceitfulness, dishonesty, distortion, fraudulence, inaccuracy, mendacity, fable, flam, myth, falsification, forgery, libel, perjury, fish story, song and dance
English Thesaurus: lie/tell a lie, fib, make something up/invent something, mislead, be economical with the truth, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. lie1 S2 W1 /laɪ/ verb (past tense lay /leɪ/, past participle lain /leɪn/, present participle lying, third person singular lies)

a) [intransitive] to be in a position in which your body is flat on the floor, on a bed etc
lie on/in etc
He was lying on the bed smoking a cigarette.
Don’t lie in the sun for too long.
lie there
For a few minutes he just lay there.
lie still/awake etc
She would lie awake worrying.
The dog was lying dead on the floor.
b) (also lie down) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to put yourself in a position in which your body is flat on the floor or on a bed
lie on
Lie flat on the floor.
lie back
She lay back against the pillows.
c) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to be in a flat position on a surface
lie on/in etc
The papers were lying neatly on his desk.

2. EXIST [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if a problem, an answer, blame etc lies somewhere, it is caused by, exists, or can be found in that thing, person, or situation
fault/blame/responsibility lies with somebody
Part of the blame must lie with social services.
the problem/answer etc lies with/in something
The difficulty lies in providing sufficient evidence.
The strength of the book lies in the fact that the material is from classroom experience.
herein/therein lies the problem/dilemma etc
And herein lies the key to their achievements.

3. PLACE [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if a town, village, etc lies in a particular place, it is in that place:
The town lies in a small wooded valley.
The Tasman Sea lies between Tasmania and Australia.

4. FUTURE [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if something lies ahead of you, lies in the future etc, it is going to happen to you in the future
lie ahead
How will we cope with the difficulties that lie ahead?
lie before
A blank and empty future lay before me.
I was wondering what lay in store for us.

5. CONDITION [linking verb] to be in a particular state or condition
lie empty/open/hidden etc
The book lay open on the table.
The town now lay in ruins.

6. lie at the heart/centre/root of something to be the most important part of something, especially the main cause of it:
the issue that lies at the heart of the present conflict

7. lie low
a) to remain hidden because someone is trying to find you or catch you:
We’ll have to lie low until tonight.
b) to wait and try not to be noticed by anyone:
He decided to lie low for a while after the report came out.

8. lie in wait (for somebody)
a) to remain hidden in a place and wait for someone so that you can attack them:
a giant crocodile lying in wait for its prey
b) if something bad lies in wait for you, it is going to happen to you

9. lie (in) second/third/fourth etc (place) British English to be in second, third etc position in a competition:
Liverpool are lying third in the football championship.

10. lie heavy on somebody formal if something lies heavy on you, it makes you feel unhappy:
The feelings of guilt lay heavy on him.

11. DEAD PERSON [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if someone lies in a particular place, they are buried there:
Here lies Percival Smythe (=written on a gravestone).

12. lie in state if an important person who has died lies in state, their body is put in a public place so that people can go and look at the body in order to show their respect for that person
let sleeping dogs lie at sleep1(6)
lie around (also lie about British English) phrasal verb

1. lie around (something) if something is lying around, it has been left somewhere in an untidy way, rather than being in its proper place:
If you leave your shoes lying around like that, you’ll trip over them.
Papers and books lay around the room in complete chaos.

2. if you lie around, you spend time lying down and not doing anything:
I felt so lazy just lying around on the beach all day.
lie behind something phrasal verb
if something lies behind an action, it is the real reason for the action even though it may be hidden:
She soon guessed what lay behind his question.
Two basic assumptions lay behind the policy.
lie down phrasal verb

1. to put yourself in a position in which your body is flat on the floor or on a bed:
Just lie down on the bed.

2. take something lying down informal to accept bad treatment without complaining:
I’m not going to take this lying down!
lie in phrasal verb British English
to remain in bed in the morning for longer than usual ⇒ lie-in
lie up phrasal verb British English
to hide or rest somewhere for a period of time:
The next day they lay up in a cave.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. lie2 S3 W3 verb (past tense and past participle lied, present participle lying, third person singular lies) [intransitive]

1. to deliberately tell someone something that is not true:
I could tell from her face that she was lying.
lie to
I would never lie to you.
lie about
She lied about her age.
lie through your teeth (=say something that is completely untrue)

2. if a picture, account etc lies, it does not show the true facts or the true situation:
Statistics can often lie.
The camera never lies.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. lie3 S3 noun
[Word Family: noun: liar, lie; verb: lie; adjective: lying]

1. [countable] something that you say or write that you know is untrue:
I always know when he’s telling lies.
lie about
I knew that soon she would hear the lies about me.

2. give the lie to something formal to show that something is untrue:
This report gives the lie to the company’s claims.

3. the lie of the land
a) the way that a situation is developing at a particular time:
I'll talk to him and get the lie of the land before we go over.
b) the way an area of land has been formed and the physical features it has

4. (I) tell a lie British English spoken used when you realize that something you have just said is not correct:
It was £25, no, tell a lie, £35.
live a lie at live1(16)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADJ. big, monstrous, (whopping) great He told a whopping great lie!
little | complete, downright, outright That's a downright lie!
white A little white lie is surely excusable.
deliberate | barefaced, blatant, obvious, transparent | elaborate a web of elaborate lies
VERB + LIE tell (sb) | believe, swallow How could she swallow such a blatant lie?
live He lived a lie for thirty years, pretending to be the faithful husband of two different women living in two different towns.
LIE + NOUN detector
PHRASES a pack/tissue/web of lies

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. be in a flat position
ADV. down He was lying down on the bed.
PREP. on She lay on her stomach.
PHRASES lie asleep/awake I used to lie awake at night worrying about it.
lie face down/prostrate lying face down in the mud
lie flat lying flat on the floor
lie motionless/still Lie still while I put the bandage on.
lie sprawled She lay sprawled on the sofa.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. say sth that is not true
ADV. convincingly He was unable to lie convincingly.
PREP. about She lied about her age.
to Don't lie to me.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I was sure the old woman was saying lies.
GOOD: I was sure the old woman was telling lies.

Usage Note:
tell a lie (NOT say or speak ): 'I always know when he's telling lies.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

BAD: After a while he stopped running and lied down on the ground.
GOOD: After a while he stopped running and lay down on the ground.

Usage Note:
lie (lying, lied, lied) = say something which is not true in an attempt to deceive: 'I wonder why he lied about his age?'
lie (lying, lay, lain) down = be in or get into a horizontal position: 'I lay down on the bed and fell sound asleep.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: give the lie to , let sleeping dogs lie , make one's bed and lie in it

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 13.0
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