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lie2

 
pronunciation:
laI
phrases:
lie down
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: lies, lying, lay, lain
definition 1: to be in or move into a flat or resting position.
I spent all morning lying in bed.The dog lay on the floor, sleeping.
similar words:
relax, rest
definition 2: to rest or remain.
The cat walked over the books that lay on the table.Those clothes have lain on your floor for three weeks!
similar words:
remain
phrase: lie down
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word lye (a harsh substance)? Lie and lye sound alike but have different meanings.