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Meaning of “give the lie to sth” in the English Dictionary

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give the lie to sth

to ​prove that something is not ​true: The ​fact that the ​number of ​deaths from ​cancer in the ​area has ​doubledsurely gives the lie to ​officialassurances of the ​safety of ​nuclearpower.
(Definition of give the lie to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give the lie to sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 证明…不实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 證明…不實…
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