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Noun: lying  lI-ing
  1. The deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    - prevarication, fabrication
Verb: lie (lay,lain,lying,lies)  lI
  1. Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  2. Be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
  3. Originate (in)
    "The problems lie in the social injustices in this country";
    - dwell, consist, lie in
  4. Be and remain in a particular state or condition
    "lie dormant"
  5. Have a place in relation to something else
    "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West";
    - rest
  6. Assume a reclining position
    "lie down on the bed until you feel better";
    - lie down
Verb: lie[2] (lied,lying,lies)  lI
  1. Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
    "Don't lie[2] to your parents"

Derived forms: lyings

Type of: be, change posture, disinform, exist, falsification, misinform, mislead, misrepresentation

Antonym: rise, sit, stand

Encyclopedia: Lying

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