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  1. lie

    • IPA[lī]

    美式

    • n.
      an intentionally false statement;used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression
    • v.
      tell a lie or lies;get oneself into or out of a situation by lying
    • verb: lie, 3rd person present: lies, gerund or present participle: lying, past tense: lied, past participle: lied

    • noun: lie, plural noun: lies

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. an intentionally false statement the whole thing is a pack of lies Mungo felt a pang of shame at telling Alice a lie
    • used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression all their married life she had been living a lie

    動詞

    • 1. tell a lie or lies why had Wesley lied about his visit to Philadelphia? “I am sixty-five,” she lied
    • get oneself into or out of a situation by lying you lied your way on to this voyage by implying you were an experienced sailor
    • (of a thing) present a false impression; be deceptive the camera cannot lie