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lying

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 4)

telling or containing lies
  • that lying son of a gun told me that the used car had never been in an accident

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lying

noun

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lying

verb (1)
present participle of lie

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lying

verb (2)
present participle of lie

Synonyms & Antonyms of lying (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
  • the train tracks lie just over that hill

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2 to occupy a place or location
  • I left the book lying on the counter

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3 to remain out of sight
  • paparazzi were lying in wait outside the restaurant, a well-known celebrity hangout

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The first known use of lying was in the 14th century

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“Lying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lying. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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