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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylie ahead
he/she/itlies ahead
present participlelying ahead
past tenselay ahead
past participlelain ahead
  1. if something lies ahead, especially something difficult or unpleasant, it is going to happen in the future and you will have to deal with it

    We need to be ready for whatever problems lie ahead.

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