lie by

verb
lay by; lain by; lying by; lies by

Definition of lie by

intransitive verb

: to remain inactive : rest

First Known Use of lie by

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Lie by.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20by. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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