lie on/upon

Definition of lie on/upon

  1. :  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

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

    :  to reside temporarily :  stay for the night :  lodge

    :  to remain inactive (as in concealment)

  1. :  lay

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

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

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

    :  to create a false or misleading impression

    :  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

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

    :  something that misleads or deceives

uponplay
  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon


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