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    lie - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lie

    Definition
    (noun) a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    Synonyms : prevarication
    Definition
    (noun) Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) Definition
    (noun) position or manner in which something is situated Definition
    (verb) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position Definition
    (verb) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    Example Sentence
    • The sick man lay in bed all day
    • the books are lying on the shelf
    Definition
    (verb) originate (in)
    Synonyms : consist , dwell , lie in
    Example Sentence
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country
    Definition
    (verb) be and remain in a particular state or condition
    Example Sentence
    • lie dormant
    Definition
    (verb) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
    Example Sentence
    • Don't lie to your parents
    • She lied when she told me she was only 29
    Definition
    (verb) have a place in relation to something else
    Synonyms : rest
    Example Sentence
    • The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West
    • The responsibility rests with the Allies
    Definition
    (verb) assume a reclining position
    Synonyms : lie down
    Example Sentence
    • lie down on the bed until you feel better
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