lie off
intransitive verb Date: 1573 1. to hold back in the early part of a race 2. to keep a little away from the shore or another ship 3. to cease work for a time

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  • lie off — intransitive verb 1. : to keep a little away from the shore or another ship 2. : to cease work for a time : rest during a period of exertion 3. : to hold back in the early part of a race * * * Nautical (of a ship) stand some distance from shore… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie off Nautical — (of a ship) stand some distance from shore or from another ship. → lie …   English new terms dictionary

  • lie — lie1 [lī] vi. lay, lain, lying [ME lien < 2d & 3d pers. sing. of earlier liggen < OE licgan, to lie, akin to Ger liegen < IE base * legh , to lie, lay oneself down > L lectus & Gr lēchos, bed, lōchos, lair] 1. to be or put oneself in… …   English World dictionary

  • lie — 1. v. & n. v.intr. (lying; past lay; past part. lain) 1 be in or assume a horizontal position on a supporting surface; be at rest on something. 2 (of a thing) rest flat on a surface (snow lay on the ground). 3 (of abstract things) remain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lie — 1. v. & n. v.intr. (lying; past lay; past part. lain) 1 be in or assume a horizontal position on a supporting surface; be at rest on something. 2 (of a thing) rest flat on a surface (snow lay on the ground). 3 (of abstract things) remain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie — I. /laɪ / (say luy) noun 1. a false statement made with intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression. 3. the charge or accusation of lying; a flat contradiction. –verb (lied …   Australian English dictionary

  • lie — lie1 verb (lies, lying; past lay; past participle lain) 1》 be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.     ↘be buried in a particular place. 2》 be or remain in a specified state. 3》 reside or be found: the solution… …   English new terms dictionary

  • off-lying — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: off (I) + lying (after lie off) 1. : situated off the shore off lying islands or off the main part off lying apartment for servants …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie# — lie vb Lie, prevaricate, equivocate, palter, fib mean to tell an untruth directly or indirectly. Lie is the straightforward word, flatly imputing dishonesty to the speaker {he lies, and he knows he lies Johnson} {the article . . . has… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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