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lie

verb (POSITION) 姿态     /laɪ/
[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 躺;平躺;平卧 to lie in bed 躺在床上 to lie on a beach 躺在海滩上 to lie on your side 侧卧 A cat lay in front of the fire. 一只猫趴在炉火前。 He lies awake at night, worrying. 晚上他躺在床上焦虑不安,无法入睡。 A pen lay on the desk. 桌子上放着一支铅笔。 RecliningNot holding the body upright
[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 位于,处在,坐落在 There's an old pair of shoes of yours lying at/in the bottom of the wardrobe. 衣柜最下面放着一双你的旧鞋子。 The river lies 30km to the south. 那条河在南面30公里处。 Cambridge United are lying third in the league. 剑桥联队在联赛中位居第三。 Here lies the body of Mary Taylor (= This is where Mary Taylor is buried). 玛丽‧泰勒葬于此处。 There are several houses lying empty in the town. 城里有几处空房子。 The town lay in ruins. 城镇已成为一片废墟。 The ship lies off (= is positioned near) the coast of Spain. 那艘船位于西班牙海岸附近。 Placing and positioning an object
[I + adv/prep] ( present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain) to exist 存在,在 The hardest part of the competition still lies ahead of us. 比赛最艰难的阶段还在前面呢。 Existing and being
[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. (责任、罪责、决定、选择等)在于 Responsibility for the disaster must ultimately lie with the government. 发生此次灾难的责任最终必须由政府来承担。 Where does the blame lie? 谁来承担罪责? 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. (重要人物的遗体埋葬前经整容后)供公众瞻仰 Funerals
(Definition of lie verb (POSITION) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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