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English definition of “give the lie to sth”

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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 doubled surely gives the lie to official assurances of the safety of nuclear power.
Translations of “give the lie to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 證明…不實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 证明…不实…
(Definition of give the lie to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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