lieverbuk /laɪ/ us /laɪ/
lie verb (POSITION)
lie verb (SPEAK FALSELY)
- If you're both going to lie, at least stick to the same story and don't contradict each other!
- He studied the men's faces carefully, trying to work out who was lying.
- Are you accusing me of lying?
- The prime minister reacted angrily to claims that he had lied to the House of Commons.
- He's never lied to me before, so I have no reason to doubt his word.
lienoun [C]uk /laɪ/ us /laɪ/
- It's embarrassing to be caught telling a lie.
- I wasn't entirely honest with him, I admit, but I didn't actually tell him any lies.
- The story was nothing but lies.
- Under cross-examination, the witness admitted her evidence had been mostly lies.
- It's difficult to disentangle hard fact from myth, or truth from lies.