Definition To lie

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Definition

to lie (to someone): to speak falsely or dishonestly (to someone), to hide the truth (from someone)
verb
I would never lie to you. I will always tell you the truth.

I can't lie to you...: I have to be honest with you..., I must tell you the truth...
idiom

a lie: an untruth, a falsehood, something said which is not true
noun

Examples

  • "Bruno : Thank you doctor, thank you for not lying to me."
  • "-Do you mean that you lied on your application?"
  • "Marvin : They are both lying, I am used for spying"
  • "Mrs Bentley : Lie?"
  • "Brent : Lie on your resumé!"
  • "I don't think I can live this lie any more."
  • "What lie?"
  • "Brian - My life is a lie."
  • "Brian : I'm not lying!"
  • "Jimmy : Betsy is lyin' real good"

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