Phrasal Verbs with lie in English

The verb to lie [laɪ] is an irregular verb. Its main forms are presented in the table

InfinitivePast SimplePast Participle
to lielaylain

Also, lie can be used as a noun.

Consider common phrasal verbs with to lie in English

  • lie about/ around 
    • I wish you’d stop leaving your clothes lying around
    • I spent a week in Spain, lying around on the beach
  • lie ahead
    • I’m excited by what lies ahead
  • lie back
    • You don’t have to do anything — just lie back and enjoy the ride
  • lie behind
    • What lay behind this strange outburst?
  • lie down
    • Mother isn’t feeling too well and has gone to lie down
  • lie in
    • It’s so nice at the weekends to have a chance to lie in
  • lie with
    • Unfortunately, the decision doesn’t lie with our department

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