lie in wait


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Verb1.lie in wait - wait in hiding to attacklie in wait - wait in hiding to attack    
wait - stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; "I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"
Translations
يَكْمُنُ لِيُهاجِم
lesben áll

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.
References in classic literature ?
It is strange how long some men will lie in wait to speak somewhat they desire to say; and how far about they will fetch; and how many other matters they will beat over, to come near it.
For at first he had lain outstretched on the ground, hidden and indiscernible, like those who lie in wait for swamp- game.
I might be walking down the track to the water-tank to lie in wait for a passing freight-train, when I would chance upon a bunch of "alki-stiffs.