lie on/upon

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lie on/upon

:to affect (someone) in a specified way
  • Sorrow lay heavily on him.
  • Guilt lies on his conscience.
  • She keeps herself healthy so her years lie lightly upon her.

Word by Word Definitions

lie play
  1. : to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate : rest, recline

  2. : to assume a horizontal position

  3. : to reside temporarily : stay for the night : lodge

  1. : lay

  2. : the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)

  3. : the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) : covert

  1. : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

  2. : to create a false or misleading impression

  3. : to bring about by telling lies

  1. : an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive

  2. : an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker or writer

  3. : something that misleads or deceives

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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