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Past tense of LIE: to deliberately tell someone something that is not true

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Past tense of LIE: to deliberately tell someone something that is not true. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: a German folk song.

Usage examples (37)
  • Because she felt that she was too old, she lied about her age.
  • Noun, : Schubert lieder
  • Noun : His flashy car was a lie that deceived no one. ,He flung the lie back at his accusers
  • Verb (used with object) : to lie oneself out of a difficulty; accustomed to lying his way out of difficulties for more
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  • ''lied" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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