The Correct spelling is: lie

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  • intr.v., lay (lā), lain (lān), ly·ing (lÄ«'Ä­ng), lies.
    1. To be or place oneself at rest in a flat, horizontal, or recumbent position; recline: He lay under a tree to sleep.
    2. To be placed on or supported by a surface that is usually horizontal: Dirty dishes lay on the table. See Usage Note at lay1.
    3. To be or remain in a specified condition: The dust has lain undisturbed for years. He lay sick in bed.
      1. To exist; reside: Our sympathies lie with the plaintiff.
      2. To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in: The strength of his performance lies in his training.
    4. To occupy a position or place: The lake lies beyond this hill.
    5. To extend: Our land lies between these trees and the river.
    6. To be buried in a specified place.
    7. Law. To be admissible or maintainable.
    8. Archaic. To stay for a night or short while.
    1. The manner or position in which something is situated.
    2. A haunt or hiding place of an animal.
    3. Sports. The position of a golf ball that has come to a stop.
    phrasal verbs:

    lie down

    1. To do little or nothing: He's lying down on the job.
    lie in
    1. To be in confinement for childbirth.
    lie to Nautical.
    1. To remain stationary while facing the wind.
    lie with
    1. To be decided by, dependent on, or up to: The choice lies with you.
    2. Archaic. To have sexual intercourse with.


    lie (or lay) low

    1. To keep oneself or one's plans hidden.
    2. To bide one's time but remain ready for action.

    [Middle English lien, from Old English licgan.]

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