have one's body in a flat position along the ground or other surface;be at rest
be resting flat on sth
remain, or be kept in the stated condition
show, spread out to view;extend
make a statement that one knows to be untrue
an untrue statement purposely made to deceive
"The sick man lay in bed all day"
"the books are lying on the shelf"
"The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
"Don't lie to your parents"
"She lied when she told me she was only 29"
"The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"
"The responsibility rests with the Allies"
"lie down on the bed until you feel better"
I had committed some fault and told a lie about it.
出自： J. Cary
The horizontal lie of the chalk beds.
出自： S. Baring
A stretcher on which lies a drunken woman.
出自： Scott Fitzgerald
The long white forenoons of childhood, as I lay ill or convalescent.
出自： Day Lewis
The boy lay asleep..in his teak bunk.
出自： G. Greene
The train was very full, he said, though Myatt knew he lied.
出自： G. Greene
It seems so terrible to lie to him..about things which just aren't true.
出自： I. Murdoch
Don't leave your tools lying about.
My dog just lies around all day and doesn't even bark when strangers knock on the door—he's not even worth his keep.
He lay back in the comfortable chair.
A vast expanse of golden crops lay before us.
Since you are young, life still lies before you.
My duty to my family lies before my own interests.
We can make plans for the next year, but who can tell what lies beyond?
I had already lain down when he came in.
The doctor says that Mary must lie down and rest an hour every afternoon.
I get terrible headaches but it helps if I lie down in the dark for a while.
She lay down for half an hour.
The dog lay down.
这条狗睡觉了。 lie down
I hope you don't expect me just to lie down and take his insults.
Does he expect us to take such an insult lying down?
The man will not lie down under such treatment.
We have no intention of lying down under these accusation.
我们不甘心接受这些指责。 lie down on the job
If Ade keeps lying down on the job, he'll soon be fired.
As soon as he makes a little money, he lies off and spends it.
Let the matter lie over until the next committee meeting.
The decision must lie over until the next executive meeting.
It lies with the police to prove that the prisoner actually stole the jewels.
The fault does not lie with the government officials.
The job of ensuring an equal sharing of national wealth lies with the government.
Age is one thing, but how do you lie about your height?
She lied about her past.
She lied about what had happened.
He lied himself into office.
He lied me into lending him my car.
He lied his way out of trouble.
It is wrong to lie to the parents.
误 He lied in bed for three days.
正 He lay in bed for three days.
误 They lied on the grass enjoying the sunshine.
正 They lay on the grass enjoying the sunshine.
析 lie 作“说谎”解时为规则动词 (lie, lied, lied, lying);作“躺”解时为不规则动词(lie, lay, lain, lying)。
误 He lay to his back and stared up at the ceiling.
正 He lay on his back and stared up at the ceiling.
析 lie on one's back(side)表示“仰(侧)卧”,习惯上用on,而不用to。
误 Hard work lies in success and failure leads to laziness.
正 Success lies in hard work and laziness leads to failure.
正 Hard work leads to success and failure lies in laziness.
析 lead to是“…原因导致…结果”, lie in是“…结果存在于…原因之中”。注意区别因果关系。
误 He lied me about it.
正 He lied to me about it.
析 lie表示“说谎”,是不及物动词,不能直接跟宾语。表示“对某人说谎”,应该说lie to sb。
误 You lay to me when you said you were out.
正 You lied to me when you said you were out.
误 He never says a lie.
正 He never tells a lie.
析 表示“说谎”,一般说tell a lie或tell lies,不说say a lie或say lies。
误 Don't tell lie.
正 Don't tell a lie〔lies〕.