lie verb definition in Dishonest topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

lie

 verb: Dishonest topic
(lies, lying, lied, lied) [intransitive] to say or write something that you know is not true You could see from his face that he was lying. lie (to somebody) (about something) Don't lie to me! She lies about her age. The camera cannot lie (= give a false impression). He was unable to lie convincingly.