lie

lie
I [laɪ]
nome bugia f., menzogna f.

to tell a lie — dire una bugia

to give the lie to sth., sb. — smentire qcs., qcn

••

to live a lie — vivere nella menzogna

II 1. [laɪ]
verbo transitivo (forma in -ing lying; pass., p.pass. lied)

he lied his way into the job — ha avuto il posto a suon di menzogne

2.
verbo intransitivo (forma in -ing lying; pass., p.pass. lied) mentire (to sb. a qcn.; about su, riguardo a)

he lied about her — ha mentito riguardo a lei

III [laɪ]
nome (position) disposizione f., posizione f.
IV [laɪ]
verbo intransitivo (forma in -ing lying; pass. lay; p.pass. lain)
1) (in horizontal position) [person, animal] (action) stendersi, distendersi, sdraiarsi; (state) stare disteso, stare sdraiato, giacere; [objects] giacere

to be lying on the bed — essere disteso sul letto

to be lying in bed — restare a letto

to lie face down — stare a faccia in giù, mettersi a faccia in giù

don't lie in the sun too long — non stare disteso al sole per troppo tempo

lie still — stai giù

he lay dead — giaceva morto

here lies John Brown — qui giace John Brown

2) (be situated) essere situato, trovarsi; (remain) restare

to lie open — [book] essere aperto

the toys lay all over the floor — i giochi erano sparsi sul pavimento

that's where our future lies — il nostro futuro è là

to lie before sb. — [life, career] aprirsi a qcn.

what lies ahead? — cosa ci aspetta?

3) (can be found) stare

their interests lie elsewhere — i loro interessi stavano da un'altra parte

to lie in — [cause, secret, fault] stare in; [popularity, strength] venire da

to lie in doing — [solution, cure] consistere nel fare

to lie behind — (be hidden) stare nascosto dietro; (instigate) essere all'origine di

the responsibility lies with them — la responsabilità è loro

4) (as covering)

the snow lay thick — c'era uno spesso strato di neve

to lie over — [atmosphere] aleggiare su [place, gathering]

••

to lie low — non farsi vedere

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I 1. noun
(a false statement made with the intention of deceiving: It would be a lie to say I knew, because I didn't.)
2. verb
(to say etc something which is not true, with the intention of deceiving: There's no point in asking her - she'll just lie about it.)
II present participle - lying; verb
1) (to be in or take a more or less flat position: She went into the bedroom and lay on the bed; The book was lying in the hall.)
2) (to be situated; to be in a particular place etc: The farm lay three miles from the sea; His interest lies in farming.)
3) (to remain in a certain state: The shop is lying empty now.)
4) ((with in) (of feelings, impressions etc) to be caused by or contained in: His charm lies in his honesty.)
- lie down
- lie in
- lie in wait for
- lie in wait
- lie low
- lie with
- take lying down
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I [laɪ]
1. n
bugia, menzogna

to tell lies — raccontare or dir bugie

to give the lie to — smentire

2. vi, lying prp
mentire

I know she's lying — so che sta mentendo

you lied to me! — mi hai mentito!

II [laɪ]
vi lay pt lain pp lying prp
1) (also: lie down) sdraiarsi, distendersi, (be lying) essere sdraiato (-a) or disteso (-a), giacere, (dead body) giacere

he was lying on the sofa — era disteso sul divano

he had lain there for hours — è rimasto disteso lì per ore

he lay where he had fallen — giaceva a terra nel punto in cui era caduto

to lie still — giacere immobile

she lay in bed until 10 o'clock — è rimasta a letto fino alle 10

to lie low fig — tenersi nell'ombra, (hide) nascondersi

2) (be situated) trovarsi, essere, (remain) rimanere

the book lay on the table — il libro giaceva sul tavolo

the snow lay half a metre deep — la neve formava una coltre di mezzo metro

the town lies in a valley — la città è situata or si trova in una valle

the plain lay before us — la pianura si stendeva dinanzi a noi

in spite of the obstacles lying in his way — nonostante gli ostacoli che aveva di fronte

where does the difficulty/difference lie? — dov'è or qual è la difficoltà/differenza?

the fault lies with you — l'errore è tuo

the challenge lies in ... — la difficoltà sta nel...

the best remedy lies in ... — il miglior rimedio consiste nel...

* * *
I [laɪ]
nome bugia f., menzogna f.

to tell a lie — dire una bugia

to give the lie to sth., sb. — smentire qcs., qcn

••

to live a lie — vivere nella menzogna

II 1. [laɪ]
verbo transitivo (forma in -ing lying; pass., p.pass. lied)

he lied his way into the job — ha avuto il posto a suon di menzogne

2.
verbo intransitivo (forma in -ing lying; pass., p.pass. lied) mentire (to sb. a qcn.; about su, riguardo a)

he lied about her — ha mentito riguardo a lei

III [laɪ]
nome (position) disposizione f., posizione f.
IV [laɪ]
verbo intransitivo (forma in -ing lying; pass. lay; p.pass. lain)
1) (in horizontal position) [person, animal] (action) stendersi, distendersi, sdraiarsi; (state) stare disteso, stare sdraiato, giacere; [objects] giacere

to be lying on the bed — essere disteso sul letto

to be lying in bed — restare a letto

to lie face down — stare a faccia in giù, mettersi a faccia in giù

don't lie in the sun too long — non stare disteso al sole per troppo tempo

lie still — stai giù

he lay dead — giaceva morto

here lies John Brown — qui giace John Brown

2) (be situated) essere situato, trovarsi; (remain) restare

to lie open — [book] essere aperto

the toys lay all over the floor — i giochi erano sparsi sul pavimento

that's where our future lies — il nostro futuro è là

to lie before sb. — [life, career] aprirsi a qcn.

what lies ahead? — cosa ci aspetta?

3) (can be found) stare

their interests lie elsewhere — i loro interessi stavano da un'altra parte

to lie in — [cause, secret, fault] stare in; [popularity, strength] venire da

to lie in doing — [solution, cure] consistere nel fare

to lie behind — (be hidden) stare nascosto dietro; (instigate) essere all'origine di

the responsibility lies with them — la responsabilità è loro

4) (as covering)

the snow lay thick — c'era uno spesso strato di neve

to lie over — [atmosphere] aleggiare su [place, gathering]

••

to lie low — non farsi vedere


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