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lie up meaning

  "lie up" in a sentence
  • lie up BrE to hide somewhere in order to escape from people who are looking for you:
    Our men lay up in the woods during the day, expecting to be attacked at any moment.
    He had to seek shelter - somewhere to lie up and let his wounds heal.
    SIMILAR TO: hide out
  • lie (up)on so:    [American slang]Go ...
  • lie:    Verb: lie (lay,lai ...
  • lie by:    1. To be inactive2 ...

Examples

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  1. you could lie up there, watching the flakes swirl past.
  2. john must lie up for a few weeks until his leg mends
  3. mother was so weak after her operation that she had to lie up for a month
  4. and if there s a heaven above, he ll be there, and will lie up against me so i can sleep
  5. refusing to lie up, the retired worker took an active part in the work of the neighbour-hood committee

Related Words

  1. lie over meaning
  2. lie through one's teeth meaning
  3. lie to meaning
  4. lie to so meaning
  5. lie under meaning
  6. lie with meaning
  7. lie with so meaning
  8. lie within sth meaning
  9. lie-abed meaning
  10. lie-down meaning
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