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Translation of "lie" - English-Spanish dictionary

lie

verb /lai/ ( present participle lying, past tense lay /lei/, past participle lain /lein/)
to be in or take a more or less flat position echarse, tumbarse She went into the bedroom and lay on the bed The book was lying in the hall.
to be situated; to be in a particular place etc echarse, tumbarse The farm lay three miles from the sea His interest lies in farming.
to remain in a certain state estar (situado), encontrarse The shop is lying empty now.
(with in) (of feelings, impressions etc) to be caused by or contained in quedarse, permanecer His charm lies in his honesty.
lie back phrasal verb
to lean back on a support recostarse He lay back against the pillows and went to sleep.
lie down phrasal verb
to take a flat or horizontal position echarse, tumbarse The man lay down My hair won’t lie down.
lie in phrasal verb
to stay in bed late in the morning levantarse tarde I like to lie in until nine on a Saturday.
lie in wait (for)
to be waiting to catch or attack estar a la espera, estar al acecho They lay in wait at the corner of the street and attacked him on his way home.
lie low
to stay quiet or hidden estar escondido The criminal lay low until the police stopped looking for him.
lie with phrasal verb
(of a choice, duty etc) to be the responsibility of incumbir The decision lies with you.
take lying down
to accept or suffer (something) without arguing, complaining or trying to avoid it aceptar algo sin rechistar I’m not going to take these insults lying down.
see also lay1.
(Definition of lie from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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