lie verb

1 be in a flat position

ADV. down He was lying down on the bed.

PREP. on She lay on her stomach.

PHRASES lie asleep/awake I used to lie awake at night worrying about it. | lie face down/prostrate lying face down in the mud | lie flat lying flat on the floor | lie motionless/still Lie still while I put the bandage on. | lie sprawled She lay sprawled on the sofa.

2 say sth that is not true

ADV. convincingly He was unable to lie convincingly. | easily

PREP. about She lied about her age. | to Don't lie to me.