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lie 1

 (lī)
intr.v. lay (lā), lain (lān), ly·ing (lī′ĭng), lies
1. To be or place oneself at rest in a flat, horizontal, or recumbent position; recline: He lay under a tree to sleep.
2. To be placed on or supported by a surface that is usually horizontal: Dirty dishes lay on the table. See Usage Note at lay1.
3. To be or remain in a specified condition: The dust has lain undisturbed for years. He lay sick in bed.
4.
a. To exist; reside: Our sympathies lie with the plaintiff.
b. To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in: The strength of his performance lies in his training.
5. To occupy a position or place: The lake lies beyond this hill.
6. To extend: Our land lies between these trees and the river.
7. To be buried in a specified place.
8. Law To be admissible or maintainable.
9. Archaic To stay for a night or short while.
n.
1. The manner or position in which something is situated.
2. A haunt or hiding place of an animal.
3. Sports The position of a golf ball that has come to a stop.
Phrasal Verbs:
lie down
To do little or nothing: He's lying down on the job.
lie in
To be in confinement for childbirth.
lie to Nautical
To remain stationary while facing the wind.
lie with
1. To be decided by, dependent on, or up to: The choice lies with you.
2. Archaic To have sexual intercourse with.
Idiom:
lie low
1. To keep oneself or one's plans hidden.
2. To bide one's time but remain ready for action.

[Middle English lien, from Old English licgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

lie 2

 (lī)
n.
1. A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
2. Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true: learned his parents had been swindlers and felt his whole childhood had been a lie.
v. lied, ly·ing (lī′ĭng), lies
v.intr.
1. To present false information with the intention of deceiving.
2. To convey a false image or impression: Appearances often lie.
v.tr.
To say or write as a lie.
Idiom:
lie through (one's) teeth
To lie outrageously or brazenly.

[Middle English, from Old English lyge; see leugh- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: lie2, equivocate, fib, prevaricate
These verbs mean to evade or depart from the truth: a witness who lied under oath; didn't equivocate about her real purpose; fibbed to escape being scolded; didn't prevaricate but answered honestly.

lie

(laɪ)
vb, lies, lying or lied
1. (intr) to speak untruthfully with intent to mislead or deceive
2. (intr) to convey a false impression or practise deception: the camera does not lie.
n
3. an untrue or deceptive statement deliberately used to mislead
4. something that is deliberately intended to deceive
5. give the lie to
a. to disprove
b. to accuse of lying
[Old English lyge (n), lēogan (vb); related to Old High German liogan, Gothic liugan]

lie

(laɪ)
vb (intr) , lies, lying, lay (leɪ) or lain (leɪn)
1. (often foll by down) to place oneself or be in a prostrate position, horizontal to the ground
2. to be situated, esp on a horizontal surface: the pencil is lying on the desk; India lies to the south of Russia.
3. to be buried: here lies Jane Brown.
4. (copula) to be and remain (in a particular state or condition): to lie dormant.
5. to stretch or extend: the city lies before us.
6. (usually foll by: on or upon) to rest or weigh: my sins lie heavily on my mind.
7. (usually foll by in) to exist or consist inherently: strength lies in unity.
8. (foll by with)
a. to be or rest (with): the ultimate decision lies with you.
b. archaic to have sexual intercourse (with)
9. (of an action, claim, appeal, etc) to subsist; be maintainable or admissible
10. archaic to stay temporarily
11. lie in state See state13
12. lie low
a. to keep or be concealed or quiet
b. to wait for a favourable opportunity
n
13. the manner, place, or style in which something is situated
14. (Zoology) the hiding place or lair of an animal
15. (Golf) golf
a. the position of the ball after a shot: a bad lie.
b. the angle made by the shaft of the club before the upswing
16. lie of the land
a. the topography of the land
b. the way in which a situation is developing or people are behaving
[Old English licgan akin to Old High German ligen to lie, Latin lectus bed]
Usage: See at lay1

Lie

(liː)
n
(Biography) Trygve Halvdan (ˈtryɡvə ˈhalðan). 1896–1968, Norwegian statesman; first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946–52)

lie1

(laɪ)

n., v. lied, ly•ing. n.
1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; a falsehood.
2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture.
3. the charge or accusation of lying: He flung the lie back at his accusers.
v.i.
4. to speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive.
5. to express what is false; convey a false impression.
v.t.
6. to bring about or affect by lying (often used reflexively): to lie one's way out of a difficulty.
Idioms:
1. give the lie to,
a. to accuse of lying.
b. to prove the untruthfulness of; belie.
2. lie through one's teeth, to tell a brazen, vicious lie.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English; Old English lēogan, c. Old Saxon liogan, Old High German liogan, Old Norse ljūga, Gothic liugan]

lie2

(laɪ)

v. lay, lain, ly•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to be in or assume a horizontal, recumbent, or prostrate position, as on a bed or the ground; recline (often fol. by down).
2. (of objects) to rest in a horizontal or flat position: The book lies on the table.
3. to be or remain in a position or state of inactivity, subjection, restraint, concealment, etc.: to lie in ambush.
4. to rest, press, or weigh (usu. fol. by on or upon): These things lie upon my mind.
5. to be placed or situated: land lying along the coast.
6. to be stretched out or extended: the broad plain that lies before us.
7. to be in or have a specified direction; extend: The trail from here lies to the west.
8. to be found or located in a particular area or place: The fault lies here.
9. to consist or be grounded (usu. fol. by in): The real remedy lies in education.
10. to be buried in a particular spot.
11. Law. to be sustainable or admissible, as an action or appeal.
12. Archaic. to lodge; stay the night; sojourn.
13. lie in, to be confined to bed in childbirth.
14. lie over, to be or become postponed.
15. lie to, (of a ship) to lie comparatively stationary, usu. with the head as near the wind as possible.
16. lie with,
a. to be the duty or function of.
b. Archaic. to have sexual intercourse with.
n.
17. the manner, relative position, or direction in which something lies.
18. the haunt or covert of an animal.
19. Golf. the position of the ball relative to how easy or how difficult it is to play.
Idioms:
1. lie down on the job, Informal. to do less than one could or should do; shirk one's obligations.
2. take lying down, to accept or capitulate to without remonstrance.
[before 900; Middle English lien, liggen, Old English licgan, c. Old Saxon liggian, Old High German liggen, Old Norse liggja]
usage: See lay1.
lay, lie - To lay is to place something; to lie is to recline.
See also related terms for lay.

lay

lie
1. 'lay'

Lay is a transitive verb, and it is also a past tense of another verb, lie.

To lay something somewhere means to put it there carefully or neatly.

Lay a sheet of newspaper on the floor.

The other forms of lay are lays, laying, laid.

Michael laid the box on the table gently.
'I couldn't get a taxi,' she said, laying her hand on Nick's sleeve.
2. 'lie'

Lie is an intransitive verb with two different meanings.

To lie somewhere means to be there in a horizontal position, or to get into that position.

She would lie on the floor, listening to music.

When lie is used like this, its other forms are lies, lying, lay, lain. The -ed participle lain is rarely used.

The baby was lying on the table.
I lay in bed listening to the rain.

To lie means to say or write something which you know is untrue. When lie is used like this, its other forms are lies, lying, lied.

Why did he lie to me?
Robert was sure that Thomas was lying.
He had lied about where he had been that night.

lie

(to speak untruthfully)
Past participle: lied
Gerund: lying

Imperative
lie
lie
Present
I lie
you lie
he/she/it lies
we lie
you lie
they lie
Preterite
I lied
you lied
he/she/it lied
we lied
you lied
they lied
Present Continuous
I am lying
you are lying
he/she/it is lying
we are lying
you are lying
they are lying
Present Perfect
I have lied
you have lied
he/she/it has lied
we have lied
you have lied
they have lied
Past Continuous
I was lying
you were lying
he/she/it was lying
we were lying
you were lying
they were lying
Past Perfect
I had lied
you had lied
he/she/it had lied
we had lied
you had lied
they had lied
Future
I will lie
you will lie
he/she/it will lie
we will lie
you will lie
they will lie
Future Perfect
I will have lied
you will have lied
he/she/it will have lied
we will have lied
you will have lied
they will have lied
Future Continuous
I will be lying
you will be lying
he/she/it will be lying
we will be lying
you will be lying
they will be lying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lying
you have been lying
he/she/it has been lying
we have been lying
you have been lying
they have been lying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lying
you will have been lying
he/she/it will have been lying
we will have been lying
you will have been lying
they will have been lying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lying
you had been lying
he/she/it had been lying
we had been lying
you had been lying
they had been lying
Conditional
I would lie
you would lie
he/she/it would lie
we would lie
you would lie
they would lie
Past Conditional
I would have lied
you would have lied
he/she/it would have lied
we would have lied
you would have lied
they would have lied

lie

(to recline or be situated)
Past participle: lain
Gerund: lying

Imperative
lie
lie
Present
I lie
you lie
he/she/it lies
we lie
you lie
they lie
Preterite
I lay
you lay
he/she/it lay
we lay
you lay
they lay
Present Continuous
I am lying
you are lying
he/she/it is lying
we are lying
you are lying
they are lying
Present Perfect
I have lain
you have lain
he/she/it has lain
we have lain
you have lain
they have lain
Past Continuous
I was lying
you were lying
he/she/it was lying
we were lying
you were lying
they were lying
Past Perfect
I had lain
you had lain
he/she/it had lain
we had lain
you had lain
they had lain
Future
I will lie
you will lie
he/she/it will lie
we will lie
you will lie
they will lie
Future Perfect
I will have lain
you will have lain
he/she/it will have lain
we will have lain
you will have lain
they will have lain
Future Continuous
I will be lying
you will be lying
he/she/it will be lying
we will be lying
you will be lying
they will be lying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lying
you have been lying
he/she/it has been lying
we have been lying
you have been lying
they have been lying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lying
you will have been lying
he/she/it will have been lying
we will have been lying
you will have been lying
they will have been lying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lying
you had been lying
he/she/it had been lying
we had been lying
you had been lying
they had been lying
Conditional
I would lie
you would lie
he/she/it would lie
we would lie
you would lie
they would lie
Past Conditional
I would have lain
you would have lain
he/she/it would have lain
we would have lain
you would have lain
they would have lain

lie

The position in which the ball lies on the course after a stroke.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lie - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truthlie - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
fib, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tale, story - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
jactitation - (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
whopper, walloper - a gross untruth; a blatant lie
white lie - an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)
2.Lie - Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
3.lie - position or manner in which something is situated
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
Verb1.lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
nestle - lie in a sheltered position; "The little cottage nestles in the forest"
intervene - be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events; "This interludes intervenes between the two movements"; "Eight days intervened"
top - be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
mediate - occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between the old and the new"
ride - lie moored or anchored; "Ship rides at anchor"
lap - lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
focalise, focalize, localise, localize - concentrate on a particular place or spot; "The infection has localized in the left eye"
slant - lie obliquely; "A scar slanted across his face"
precede, predate - come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
underlie - lie underneath
cap, crest - lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains"
front, face, look - be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"
back - be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
flank - be located at the sides of something or somebody
head - be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
overtop, overlook, command, dominate - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
line, run along - be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
orient, point - be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
look across, look out on, look out over, overlook - be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
rest, lie - 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"
2.lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
sun, sunbathe - expose one's body to the sun
sprawl - sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
recumb, recline, repose - lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch"
overlie - lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older rocks"
lie awake - lie without sleeping; "She was so worried, she lay awake all night long"
repose - lie when dead; "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
bask - be exposed; "The seals were basking in the sun"
lie down, lie - assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
sit, sit down - be seated
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
3.lie - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
4.lie - be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
5.lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to
romance - tell romantic or exaggerated lies; "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
perjure - knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury
fib - tell a relatively insignificant lie; "Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying"
6.lie - 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"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
7.lie - assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
stretch out, stretch - lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
charge - lie down on command, of hunting dogs
bow down, prostrate - get into a prostrate position, as in submission

lie

1
noun
1. falsehood, deceit, fabrication, fib, fiction, invention, deception, untruth, porky (Brit. slang), pork pie (Brit. slang), white lie, falsification, prevarication, falsity, mendacity I've had enough of your lies.
verb
1. fib, fabricate, invent, misrepresent, falsify, tell a lie, prevaricate, perjure, not tell the truth, equivocate, dissimulate, tell untruths, not speak the truth, say something untrue, forswear yourself If asked, he lies about his age.
give the lie to something disprove, expose, discredit, contradict, refute, negate, invalidate, rebut, make a nonsense of, prove false, controvert, confute This survey gives the lie to the idea that Britain is moving towards economic recovery
Related words
adjective mendacious
like mythomania
Quotations
"There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it" [William James Varieties of Religious Experience]
"The lie in the soul is a true lie" [Benjamin Jowett Introduction to his translation of Plato's Republic]
"I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie" [George Washington]
"The broad mass of a nation.... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one" [Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf]
"Every word she writes is a lie, including `and' and `the'" [Mary McCarthy (on Lillian Hellman)]
"It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth" [Sir Robert Armstrong (during the `Spycatcher' trial)]
"A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie" [C.E. Montague Disenchantment]

lie

2
verb
1. recline, rest, lounge, couch, sprawl, stretch out, be prone, loll, repose, be prostrate, be supine, be recumbent He was lying motionless on his back.
2. be placed, be, rest, exist, extend, be situated a newspaper lying on a nearby couch
3. be situated, sit, be located, be positioned The islands lie at the southern end of the mountain range.
4. (usually with in) exist, be present, consist, dwell, reside, pertain, inhere The problem lay in the large amounts spent on defence.
5. be buried, remain, rest, be, be found, belong, be located, be interred, be entombed Here lies Catin, son of Magarus.
6. (usually with on or upon) weigh, press, rest, burden, oppress The pain of losing his younger brother still lies heavy on his mind.

lie 1

verb
1. To be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position.Also used with down:
2. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly.Also used with down:
3. To have an inherent basis:

lie 2

nounverb
To make untrue declarations:
Law: perjure.
Translations
كَذِب، كِذْبَهكِذْبَةٌيَبْقىيَسْتَلقِييَضْطَجِع، يَتَمَدَّد
ležležetlhátspočívatzůstat
liggeløgnlyvebefinde sig
kuŝi
valehdellavalhemaataollasijaita
lažležati
baring
ljúgalygiliggjaliggja/vera fólgin íliggja; haldast í tilteknu ástandi
嘘をつく
거짓말눕다
iacerementiri
atrastiesbūt ietvertambūt izvietotamgulētmeli
minciună
klamaťklamstvo
lagatilažležatileči
ljugalögnligga
โกหกการโกหก
yalanyalan söylemekyatmakbulunmak-de yatmak
lời nói dốinằm dài

lie

1 [laɪ]
A. Nmentira f
it's a lie!¡(es) mentira!
to tell liesmentir
white liementira f piadosa
to give the lie to [+ report, theory] → desmentir; [+ person] → dar el mentís a
see also pack A3
B. VImentir
C. VT to lie one's way out of itsalir del apuro mintiendo
D. CPD lie detector Ndetector m de mentiras
lie-detector test Nprueba f con el detector de mentiras

lie

2 [laɪ] (lay (pt) (lain (pp)))
A. VI
1. [person, animal] (= act) → echarse, acostarse, tenderse, tumbarse; (= state) → estar echado or acostado or tendido or tumbado; (in grave) → yacer, estar enterrado, reposar (liter)
don't lie on the grassno te eches sobre el césped
he lay where he had fallense quedó donde había caído
to lie asleep/in bedestar dormido/en la cama
to lie deadyacer muerto
to lie helplessestar tumbado sin poder ayudarse
here liesaquí yace ...
to let things liedejar estar las cosas como están
to lie restingestar descansando
to lie stillquedarse inmóvil
to lie lowmantenerse a escondidas
2. (= be situated) [object] → estar; [town, house] → estar situado, encontrarse, ubicarse (LAm); (= remain) → quedarse; (= stretch) → extenderse
the book lay on the tableel libro estaba sobre la mesa
our road lay along the rivernuestro camino seguía a lo largo del río
the plain lay before usla llanura se extendía delante de nosotros
where does the difficulty lie?¿en qué consiste or radica la dificultad?
the factory lay idlela fábrica estaba parada
the town lies in a valleyel pueblo está situado or ubicado en un valle
England lies in third placeInglaterra está en tercer lugar or ocupa la tercera posición
the money is lying in the bankel dinero sigue en el banco
how does the land lie?¿cuál es el estado actual de las cosas?
obstacles lie in the wayhay obstáculos por delante
the problem lies in his refusalel problema estriba en su negativa
the snow lay half a metre deephabía medio metro de nieve
the snow did not liela nieve se derritió
the book lay unopenedel libro quedaba sin abrir
the fault lies with youla culpa es tuya, tú eres el culpable
it lies with you to change thingste corresponde a ti cambiar las cosas
B. N [of ball] → posición f
the lie of the land (Geog) → la configuración del terreno (fig) → el estado de las cosas
lie about lie around VI + ADV [objects] → estar por ahí tirado; [person] → pasar el tiempo sin hacer nada
we lay about on our bedsnos quedamos tumbados en las camas
it must be lying about somewhereestará por aquí, debe de andar por aquí
lie back VI + ADVrecostarse (against, on sobre) lie back and think of England!¡relájate y hazlo por la patria!
lie behind VI + PREP (fig) what lies behind his attitude?¿cuál es la verdadera razón de su actitud?
I wonder what lies behind all thisme pregunto qué hay detrás de todo esto
lie down VI + ADVecharse, acostarse, tenderse, tumbarse
lie down! (to dog) → ¡échate!
to lie down on the jobgandulear
to take sth lying downaguantar or soportar algo sin rechistar
he's not one to take things lying downno es de los que se callan, no es de los que tragan con todo
we're not going to take this lying downno nos vamos a callar con este tema, no vamos a permitir que esto se quede así
lie in VI + ADV (= stay in bed) → quedarse en la cama hasta tarde
lie over VI + ADVquedar aplazado or en suspenso
lie to VI + ADV (Naut) (= act) → ponerse a la capa; (= state) → estar a la capa
lie up VI + ADV (= hide) → esconderse; (= rest) → descansar; (= be out of use) → quedar fuera de uso (Naut) → estar amarrado

lie

[ˈlaɪ]
n (= untruth) → mensonge m
That's a lie! → C'est un mensonge!
to tell lies → mentir
to live a lie → vivre dans le mensonge
vi (= tell lies) → mentir
I know she's lying → Je sais qu'elle ment.
to lie to sb → mentir à qn
vi [lay] (pt) [lain] (pp)
(on the ground, on a surface) (= be lying) → être allongé(e) (= lie down) → s'allonger
She was lying on the bed → Elle était allongée sur le lit.
When I'm on holiday I lie on the beach all day → Quand je suis en vacances, je reste allongé sur la plage toute la journée.
Don't lie on the grass → Ne vous allongez pas sur l'herbe.
to lie awake → rester allongé(e) sans dormir
to lie low (fig)s'effacer
(= be situated) [place] → se trouver
The island lies off the west coast of Scotland → L'île se trouve au large de la côte ouest de l'Écosse.
Several dictionaries lay on a shelf → Plusieurs dictionnaires étaient posés sur une étagère.
Broken glass lay on the carpet → Il y avait du verre brisé sur la moquette.
Broken glass lay scattered on the carpet → Il y avait du verre brisé éparpillé sur la moquette.
(= remain) (with adjective) to lie empty → rester vide
to lie forgotten → rester dans l'oubli
Her body lay undiscovered until next morning → Son corps n'a été découvert que le lendemain matin.
[cause, problem] → résider
The causes of this lie in the past → Les causes à cela résident dans le passé.
Where does the problem lie? → réside le problème ?
(in competition) to lie in second place, to lie second → occuper la deuxième place
(in grave)gésir
here lies John Smith → ci-gît John Smith
lie about
lie around vi
[things] → traîner
to leave sth lying about → laisser traîner qch
[person] (= laze about) → paresser
lie ahead
vi (= be yet to come) → être à venir
The President's most serious challenges lie ahead → Les défis les plus sérieux sont à venir pour le président.
lie behind
vt fus (= be the cause of) [+ decision, situation] → être à l'origine de
Improved teaching lies behind the rise in pass rates → Un enseignement amélioré est à l'origine de la hausse du taux de succès à l'examen.
the reasons that lie behind sth → les raisons derrière qch
lie back
vis'allonger or s'étendre sur le dos
Now lie back and relax → Maintenant, allongez-vous et détendez-vous.
to lie back on the pillows → s'allonger sur les oreillers, s'étendre sur les oreillers
lie down
vi
(action)s'allonger
He lay down on the grass → Il s'allongea dans l'herbe.
Why don't you go upstairs and lie down for a bit? → Pourquoi ne montes-tu pas t'allonger un petit peu?
to be lying down → être allongé(e)
He was lying down on the grass → Il était allongé dans l'herbe.
(fig) to take sth lying down → se coucher devant qch
to lie down to sth/sb (= give in to, fail to fight back) → baisser les bras face à qch/qn
lie up
vi (= hide) → se cacher

lie

1
nLüge f; it’s a lie!das ist eine Lüge!, das ist gelogen!; to tell a lielügen; I tell a lie, it’s actually tomorrowdas stimmt ja gar nicht or ich hab mich vertan, es ist morgen; to give the lie to somebodyjdn der Lüge bezichtigen or beschuldigen; to give the lie to a claimdie Unwahrheit einer Behauptung (gen)zeigen or beweisen, eine Behauptung Lügen strafen (geh)
vilügen; to lie to somebodyjdn belügen or anlügen; the camera never liesdie Kamera lügt nie
vt to lie one’s way out of somethingsich aus etw herauslügen

lie

2 vb: pret <lay>, ptp <lain>
n (= position)Lage f, → Position f
vi
(in horizontal or resting position) → liegen; (= lie down)sich legen; he lay where he had fallener blieb liegen, wo er hingefallen war; lie on your backleg dich auf den Rücken; obstacles lie in the way of our successunser Weg zum Erfolg ist mit Hindernissen verstellt; the snow didn’t lieder Schnee blieb nicht liegen; to lie with somebody (Bibl, old) → bei jdm liegen (Bibl, old)
(= be buried)ruhen; to lie at restzur letzten Ruhe gebettet sein (geh)
(= be situated)liegen; the runner who is lying third (esp Brit) → der Läufer, der auf dem dritten Platz liegt; Uganda lies far from the coastUganda liegt weit von der Küste ab or entfernt; our road lay along the riverunsere Straße führte am Fluss entlang; our futures lie in quite different directionsunsere zukünftigen Wege führen in verschiedene Richtungen; you are young and your life lies before youdu bist jung, und das Leben liegt noch vor dir
(= be, remain in a certain condition)liegen; to lie asleep(daliegen und) schlafen; to lie helplesshilflos daliegen; to lie dyingim Sterben liegen; he lay resting on the sofaer ruhte sich auf dem Sofa aus; the snow lay deepes lag tiefer Schnee; the book lay unopeneddas Buch lag ungeöffnet da; to lie lowuntertauchen, sich nicht mehr sehen lassen; to lie heavy on the stomachschwer im Magen liegen; to lie heavy on the conscienceschwer auf dem Gewissen lasten
(immaterial things)liegen; where does the difficulty lie?wo liegt die Schwierigkeit?; it lies with you to solve the problemes liegt bei dir, das Problem zu lösen; his interests lie in musicseine Interessen liegen auf dem Gebiet der Musik or gelten der Musik; he did everything that lay in his power to help user tat alles in seiner Macht Stehende, um uns zu helfen; that responsibility lies with your departmentdafür ist Ihre Abteilung verantwortlich; the real solution lies in educationBildung ist die wahre Lösung

lie

1 [laɪ]
1. nbugia, menzogna
to tell lies → raccontare or dir bugie
to give the lie to → smentire
2. vi (lying (prp)) → mentire

lie

2 [laɪ] (lay (pt) (lain (pp)) (lying (prp))) vi
a. (also lie down) → sdraiarsi, distendersi; (be lying) → essere sdraiato/a or disteso/a, giacere; (dead body) → giacere
he lay where he had fallen → giaceva a terra nel punto in cui era caduto
to lie still → giacere immobile
she lay in bed until 10 o'clock → è rimasta a letto fino alle 10
to lie low (fig) → tenersi nell'ombra (hide) → nascondersi
b. (be situated) → trovarsi, essere; (remain) → rimanere
the book lay on the table → il libro giaceva sul tavolo
the snow lay half a metre deep → la neve formava una coltre di mezzo metro
the town lies in a valley → la città è situata or si trova in una valle
the plain lay before us → la pianura si stendeva dinanzi a noi
in spite of the obstacles lying in his way → nonostante gli ostacoli che aveva di fronte
where does the difficulty/difference lie? → dov'è or qual è la difficoltà/differenza?
the fault lies with you → l'errore è tuo
the best remedy lies in ... → il miglior rimedio consiste nel...
lie about lie around vi + adv (things) → essere in giro; (person) → bighellonare
it must be lying about somewhere → dev'essere in giro da qualche parte
lie back vi + advstendersi
lie back and enjoy yourself! → rilassati e divertiti!
lie behind vi + prepessere dietro
what lies behind his refusal? → cosa c'è dietro il suo rifiuto?
the real cause that lay behind the rise in divorce → la vera causa all'origine dell'incremento dei divorzi
lie down vi + advstendersi, sdraiarsi
lie down! (to dog) → cuccia!
to take sth lying down (fig) → accettare supinamente qc
lie in vi + adv (stay in bed) → rimanere a letto (al mattino)
lie up vi + adv (hide) → nascondersi

lie1

(lai) noun
a false statement made with the intention of deceiving. It would be a lie to say I knew, because I didn't.
verbpresent participle ˈlying: past tense, past participle lied
to say etc something which is not true, with the intention of deceiving. There's no point in asking her – she'll just lie about it.
liar (ˈlaiə) noun
a person who tells lies, especially as a habit. You can't trust what she says – she's such a liar.

see also lay1.

lie2

(lai) present participle ˈlying: past tense lay (lei) : past participle lain (lein) verb
1. to be in or take a more or less flat position. She went into the bedroom and lay on the bed; The book was lying in the hall.
2. to be situated; to be in a particular place etc. The farm lay three miles from the sea; His interest lies in farming.
3. to remain in a certain state. The shop is lying empty now.
4. (with in) (of feelings, impressions etc) to be caused by or contained in. His charm lies in his honesty.
lie back
to lean back on a support. He lay back against the pillows and went to sleep.
lie down
to take a flat or horizontal position. The man lay down; My hair won't lie down.
lie in
to stay in bed late in the morning. I like to lie in until nine on a Saturday.
lie in wait (for)
to be waiting to catch or attack. They lay in wait at the corner of the street and attacked him on his way home.
lie low
to stay quiet or hidden. The criminal lay low until the police stopped looking for him.
lie with
(of a choice, duty etc) to be the responsibility of. The decision lies with you.
take lying down
to accept or suffer (something) without arguing, complaining or trying to avoid it.

see also lay1.

lie

كِذْبَةٌ, يَسْتَلقِي lež, ležet ligge, løgn Lüge, lügen ψέμα, ψεύδομαι mentir, mentira, tumbarse valehdella, valhe mensonge, mentir laž, ležati bugia, mentire, 嘘をつく 거짓말, 눕다 leugen, liggen løgn, lyve kłamstwo, okłamać deitar, mentir, mentira лгать, ложь ljuga, lögn โกหก, การโกหก yalan, yalan söylemek lời nói dối, nằm dài 谎话,

lie

n. mentira, embuste;
___ detectorpolígrafo, detector de ___ -s;
v. tenderse;
to ___ downecharse, acostarse, descansar;
v. mentir.

lie

vi (pret lay; pp lain; ger lying) to — down acostarse; Lie down, please.. Acuéstese, por favor.
References in classic literature ?
I used to lie in my bed by the open window, watching the heat lightning play softly along the horizon, or looking up at the gaunt frame of the windmill against the blue night sky.
She let her hand lie listlessly, as though her thoughts were elsewhere--somewhere in advance of her body, and she was striving to overtake them.
It is one of their customs to write in books what they have done and seen, instead of telling them in their villages, where the lie can be given to the face of a cowardly boaster, and the brave soldier can call on his comrades to witness for the truth of his words.
The waters in the woods, and on the great lakes, run downward until they lie like my hand," said the Indian, stretching the limb horizontally before him, "and then they run no more.
You might as well expect the river to lie still on the brink of those black rocks a mile above us, though your own ears tell you that it is tumbling over them at this very moment.
I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy store.
So I walk a little in the garden or down that lovely lane, sit on the porch under the roses, and lie down up here a good deal.
The young girls retired early to their white snow-drifts: Jessie not without some hilarious struggles with hers, in which she was, however, quickly surprised by the deep and refreshing sleep of youth; Christie to lie awake and listen to the night wind, that had changed from the first cool whispers of sunset to the sturdy breath of the mountain.
Never before had she had such a sense of the intolerable length of time that creeps between dawn and sunset, and of the miserable irksomeness of having aught to do, and of the better wisdom that it would be to lie down at once, in sullen resignation, and let life, and its toils and vexations, trample over one's prostrate body as they may
But, as thoughts are frozen and utterance benumbed, unless the speaker stand in some true relation with his audience, it may be pardonable to imagine that a friend, a kind and apprehensive, though not the closest friend, is listening to our talk; and then, a native reserve being thawed by this genial consciousness, we may prate of the circumstances that lie around us, and even of ourself, but still keep the inmost Me behind its veil.
The life of the Custom -- House lies like a dream behind me.
You see the interest in all this lies in the figures that went before the eyes of the writer.