Translation of "lie" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

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

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.

(Translation of “lie” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)