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Main Entry: 1lie
Pronunciation: primarystresslimacr
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): lay /primarystresslamacr/; lain /primarystresslamacrn/; ly·ing /primarystresslimacr-ieng/
Etymology: Old English licgan "to get into or be in a horizontal position"
1 a : to be in, stay in, or take up a horizontal position <lay fast asleep> <lie down> b : to stay in hiding or in ambush <lie low> <lie in wait>
2 : to be spread flat so as to cover <snow lying on the ground>
3 : to have direction : EXTEND <our route lay to the west>
4 : to be located <Ohio lies east of Indiana>

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