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lie up

mainly UK
phrasal verb with lie uk   us   /laɪ/ verb
to hide from police officers, soldiers, etc. who are looking for you: The escaped prisoners lay up in a barn for a few weeks, until the search had been called off.
Translations of “lie up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 躲避(員警或士兵等的搜索)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 躲避(警察或士兵的搜索)…
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