lie up
intransitive verb Date: 1699 1. to go into or remain in a dock 2. to stay in bed or at rest

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  • lie up — intransitive verb 1. : to stay in bed or at rest his doctor insists … the patient should lie up for 5 weeks Lancet : keep to one s room, den, or covert the lions were lying up after feeding 2. of a ship : to go into or remain in a dock (as for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie up — (of a ship) go into dock or be out of commission. → lie …   English new terms dictionary

  • lie — lie1 W1S2 [laı] v past tense lay [leı] past participle lain [leın] present participle lying third person singular lies ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(flat position)¦ 2¦(exist)¦ 3¦(place)¦ 4¦(future)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lie — lie1 /luy/, n., v., lied, lying. n. 1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture: His flashy car was a lie that deceived …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Lie sphere geometry — is a geometrical theory of planar or spatial geometry in which the fundamental concept is the circle or sphere. It was introduced by Sophus Lie in the nineteenth century. [The definitive modern textbook on Lie sphere geometry is Harvnb|Cecil|1992 …   Wikipedia

  • Lie group — Lie groups …   Wikipedia

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