lie to

verb
lay to; lain to; lying to; lies to

Definition of lie to

intransitive verb

of a ship
: to stay stationary with head to windward

First Known Use of lie to

1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Lie to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20to. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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