Lying - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlaɪɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word lying
Brit.  |ˈlʌɪɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word lying
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to lie


- the deliberate act of deviating from the truth (syn: fabrication, prevarication)


...that lying son of a gun told me that the used car had never been in an accident...

Just think—in two days we'll be on vacation, lying on the beach.

My shoe was lying in the corner with its sole facing upward.

She was lying in bed having a peaceful read.

Disagreement is one thing, but accusations of lying are a different matter altogether!

They were lying on the ground.

...she was accused of lying on the employment application...

We had the distinct impression that they were lying.

He was lying on his stomach.

Anyone with a grain of sense knows that she's lying.

She was punished for lying.

She was lying awake, tossing and turning.

The governor debased himself by lying to the public.

...the hawkeyed driver spotted the state trooper lying in wait for unwary speeders...

When the boss accused her of lying, several other employees interceded on her behalf.

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