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lie

verb
 
/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: 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.
(Definition of lie verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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