What is the pronunciation of lie?
English definition of “lie”
A2 [I + adv/prep, L] (present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain) to be in or move into a horizontal position on a surface: to lie in bed to lie on a beach to lie on your side A cat lay in front of the fire. He lies awake at night, worrying. A pen lay on the desk.RecliningNot holding the body upright B1 [I + adv/prep, L] (present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain) If something lies in a particular place, position, or direction, it is in that place, position, or direction: There's an old pair of shoes of yours lying at/in the bottom of the wardrobe. The river lies 30 km to the south. Cambridge United are lying third in the league. Here lies the body of Mary Taylor (= this is where Mary Taylor is buried). There are several houses lying empty in the town. The town lay in ruins. The ship lies off (= is positioned near) the coast of Spain.Placing and positioning an object › [I + adv/prep] (present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain) to exist: The hardest part of the competition still lies ahead of us.Existing and being C2 [I usually + adv/prep] (present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain) If responsibility, blame, a decision, a choice, etc. lies with someone, they have responsibility, must make the decision, etc.: Responsibility for the disaster must ultimately lie with the government. Where does the blame lie?Duty, obligation and responsibility lie in state (present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain) › When the dead body of an important person lies in state, it is arranged so that the public can see and honour it before it is buried.Funerals
B1 [I] (present participle lying, past tense lied, past participle lied) to say or write something that is not true in order to deceive someone: Are you lying to me? Don't trust her - she's lying. I suspect he lies about his age. Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
B1 something you say that you know is not true: I told a lie when I said I liked her haircut.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people