Definition of lie aboutBritish
- He always had a lot of clothes lying about (his flat).
- I know that pen is lying about here somewhere.
- She spent the whole day just lying about.
: to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate : rest, recline
: to assume a horizontal position
: to reside temporarily : stay for the night : lodge
: the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)
: the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) : covert
: to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
: to create a false or misleading impression
: to bring about by telling lies
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