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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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