lie over


lay over; lain over; lying over; lies over

intransitive verb

: to await disposal or attention at a later time

Examples of lie over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith and her family lay over her son, Memphis, who’s nearly 2 years old. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Mar. 2024 The same day that Deadline shared the news, the Disney Channel’s official Instagram account posted a close-up photo of a Wizards pilot script as a toy wand lay over it. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 27 Jan. 2024 Trump’s also already benefiting from some early carping about the media circus that’s lying over the horizon. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2023 Even worse was the mural’s bottom half, where graffiti lay over older graffiti and an entire section was painted over with gray paint, which bore even more graffiti. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2023 Video from another officer’s body camera played in court showed officer Brian Rodriguez finding Chase’s body lying over a concrete slab on a nearby Metro bus island at 14th and U streets. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2023 My Bonnie lies over the ocean in the unscripted series’ fifth season. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2023 Capers said two of the victims were found in a bedroom lying over two children in an apparent attempt to shield them. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 There are definitely complexities that lay over that. USA Today, 23 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lie over was circa 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Lie over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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