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noun [countable] lie pronunciation in British English /laɪ/ 
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  1. something that you say or write that is not true and that you know is not true

    He told them he could drive, but it was a lie.

    tell a lie/tell lies:

    Are you accusing me of telling lies?

    tell someone a lie:

    All children tell their parents little lies sometimes.

    blatant/complete/downright lie (=something that is completely false):

    He was uncomfortable about telling such a blatant lie.



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