lie behind sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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lie behind sth

phrasal verb with lie uk   us   /laɪ/ verb
If something ​lies behind something ​else, it is the ​hiddencause of it: Do you ​know what ​lies behind ​theirdecision?
(Definition of lie behind sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lie behind sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 是隐藏在…背后的原因,是…的真实原因…
in Chinese (Traditional) 是隱藏在…背後的原因,是…的真實原因…
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