Definition of lie in wait
- The killer may have been lying in wait for him.
- No one knows what lies in wait for us in the coming year.
: 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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