Translation of "lie" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /laɪ/ us /lɑɪ/ present participle lying, past tense and past participle lay, past participle lain

A2 to put your body flat on something, or to be in this position

tumbarse, estar tumbado
He lay on the bed.
She was lying on her side.

B1 to be in a place

The river lies 30 miles to the south of the city.

B1 to be on a particular surface

A pen lay on the desk.

Phrasal verb(s)

verb uk /laɪ/ us /lɑɪ/ present participle lying, past tense and past participle lied

B1 to say or write something that you know is not true

Are you lying to me?
He lied about his qualifications for the job.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /laɪ/ us /lɑɪ/

B1 something that you say or write that you know is not true

I told a lie when I said I liked her hair.
a pack of lies

information, talk, etc. that is completely untrue

una sarta de mentiras
The whole report is a pack of lies.

(Translation of “lie” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /lai/

a false statement made with the intention of deceiving

It would be a lie to say I knew, because I didn’t.
liar /ˈlaiə/ noun

a person who tells lies, especially as a habit

You can’t trust what she says – she’s such a liar.
lie detector /ˈlai diˌtektə/ noun

a piece of equipment used to show whether someone is telling the truth; polygraph

detector de mentiras
see also lay1.

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