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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylie about
he/she/itlies about
present participlelying about
past tenselay about
past participlelain about

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or lie around

  1. 1
    to have been left somewhere instead of being put in the correct place

    Never leave cash or other valuables just lying around.

    You shouldn’t leave bottles of pills lying around the house.

  2. 2
    lie about/around something to spend a lot of time relaxing

    We lay around all day playing cards and watching television.

    1. a.
      to spend time being lazy when you should be doing something

      He just lies around the house all day.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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