lie to
intransitive verb Date: 1711 of a ship to stay stationary with head to windward

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  • lie to — v. (D; intr.) to lie to about (she lied to me about the incident) * * * [ laɪ tuː] (D; intr.) to lie to about (she lie tod to me about the incident) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lie to — intransitive verb of a ship : to stay as nearly stationary as feasible with head to windward lying to all night waiting for daylight to check their position Stanley Rogers * * * lie to (nautical) To be or become nearly stationary with head to the …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie to — {v.} Of a ship: To stay in one place facing against the wind; stop. * /Our ship will lie to outside the harbor until daylight./ Compare: LAY TO(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie to — {v.} Of a ship: To stay in one place facing against the wind; stop. * /Our ship will lie to outside the harbor until daylight./ Compare: LAY TO(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie\ to — v Of a ship: to stay in one place facing against the wind; stop. Our ship will lie to outside the harbor until daylight. Compare: lay to(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lie to — To adjoin …   Black's law dictionary

  • lie to — To adjoin …   Black's law dictionary

  • lie to — (Naut.) Stop, check headway …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To lie to — Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give the lie to — Lie Lie (l[imac]), n. [AS. lyge; akin to D. leugen, OHG. lugi, G. l[ u]ge, lug, Icel. lygi, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]gn, Goth. liugn. See {Lie} to utter a falsehood.] 1. A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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