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lie to meaning

  "lie to" in a sentence
  • (nautical)
      To be or become nearly stationary with head to the wind

  • [American slang]
    v. Of a ship: To stay in one place facing against the wind; stop. Our ship will lie to outside the harbor until daylight.
    Compare: LAY TO2.
  • lie:    Verb: lie (lay,lai ...
  • lie by:    1. To be inactive2 ...
  • lie in:    1. lie in BrE to ...

Examples

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  1. a child who is lied to will lie.
  2. why did he lie to me at every word?
  3. pronnikov lied to him, and he lied back.
  4. least of all would i lie to you.
  5. it would be against my principles to lie to you.

Related Words

  1. lie on one's oars meaning
  2. lie out meaning
  3. lie out of meaning
  4. lie over meaning
  5. lie through one's teeth meaning
  6. lie to so meaning
  7. lie under meaning
  8. lie up meaning
  9. lie with meaning
  10. lie with so meaning
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