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Meaning of "give the lie to" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE THE LIE TO

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WHAT DOES GIVE THE LIE TO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give the lie to in the English dictionary

The definition of give the lie to in the dictionary is to disprove. Other definition of give the lie to is to accuse of lying.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE THE LIE TO

give someone the benefit of the doubt
give someone the best
give someone the bird
give someone the cold shoulder
give someone the dingbats
give someone the flick
give someone the slip
give something a miss
give something a whirl
give something houseroom
give suck to
give the devil his due
give the game away
give them heaps
give to the world
give up
give up the ghost
give vent to
give way
give way to

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE THE LIE TO

accessible to
bring home to
come home to
come to
do justice to
do violence to
due to
give pause to
give rise to
heave to
lay siege to
lie to
not hold a candle to
opposite to
rise to
set fire to
take to
tumble to
turn a blind eye to
with an eye to

Synonyms and antonyms of give the lie to in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give the lie to» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE THE LIE TO

Find out the translation of give the lie to to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

给骗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desmentir
570 millions of speakers

English

give the lie to
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

झूठ दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء كذبة ل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опровергают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desmentir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিথ্যা দিতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

démentir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berikan dusta kepada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geben , die Lüge zu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

にうそを与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 거짓말 을 줄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngapusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cung cấp cho các dối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொய் சொல்லுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खोटे बोलणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yalvarmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

smentire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kłam
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спростовують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da minciuna a
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίνουν το ψέμα για να
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee om die leuen te
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vederlägga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi lyve til
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give the lie to

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE THE LIE TO»

The term «give the lie to» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.286 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE THE LIE TO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give the lie to

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE THE LIE TO»

Discover the use of give the lie to in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give the lie to and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
Diplomats hope to put a lid on rising tensions between the two countries, usage: sometimes used in the form put a lid on it (= stop complaining): Put a lid on it, Jeff, would you please? lie give the lie to sth slightly formal to show that something is ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
2
Concordance of the Qur'an: Extracted from the M.H. Shakir ...
52:l4 This is the fire which you used to give the lie to. 54: l 8 Ad treated (the truth) as a lie, so how (great) was My punishment and 54:33 The people of Lut treated the warning as a lif. 55:43 This is the hell which the guilty called a lie. 56:5l Then  ...
‎2007
3
Texts of Power, the Power of the Text: Readings in Textual ...
Those who disbelieve give the lie to the truth (alladina kafatu yukaddibiina)" [ Pickthall: "those who disbelieve will deny"; Yusuf Ali: "the Unbelievers reject (it)"] [ 85:19] — "Nay! those who disbelieve are in (the act of) giving the lie to the truth ...
Cezary Galewicz, 2006
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... the devil his due Give the game away: Reveal the secret or trick * The key words have been omitted because they would give the game away Give the lie to : Charge openly with falsehood; show that something is not true; to charge with lying; ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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The History of the Rebellion in Ceylon During Lord ...
... Colonel Braybrooke and Major Layard give the lie to Sir Emerson 'l'ennent and the General; Sir Emerson Tennent returns the compliment; Captain Watson gives the lie to Sir Emerson Tennent ; the General and Lord Torrington give the lie to ...
John Henderson (capt. 78th Highlanders.), 1868
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
They refuse to say which companies have been given the green light to increase their prices. give the lie to pergenjeshtroj, nxjerr te pavertete □ These figures give the lie to reports that business is declining. □ David's excellent performance in ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and ...
... 'it is the extremest injury, [that] maybe done us in words, to upbraid and reproch us with a lie'. Similarly, Ralegh pointed out that most ofthe men 'who present death on the points oftheir swords to all that give' the lie to them, 'use nothing ...
Markku Peltonen, 2003
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
... his way out of a dangerous situation. give the lie to something show something to be untrue These reports give the lie to your statement thatyou were a witness to the robbery. lie at somebody's door be attributable to somebody She admitted  ...
Vijaya Kumar, 1998
9
Sticks and Stones : The Philosophy of Insults: The ...
On the other hand, the point ofa duel (perhaps provoked by an accusation of lying) was to give the lie to one's enemy's insult and the imputation of cowardice presumed to stand behind it and any insult, behind the manifest willingness to insult ...
Santa Cruz Jerome Neu Professor of Philosophy University of California, 2007
10
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the ...
It is a contradiction to suppose, that whole nations of men should unaiiimoully give the lie to what, by the most invincible evidence, every one of them knew to be true. Incite. — Men will gii e their own experience the lj/e, rather than admit of any ...
‎1816

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE THE LIE TO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give the lie to is used in the context of the following news items.
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Swelling Wave of Discontent
... to surface – which give the lie to their previous denials that they pledged secretly to India and the US to take action which would perforce lead ... «Lankaweb, Jul 15»
2
Alexander should reflect on his power jibe
That the majority Conservative Government can be headed off by such apparently simple means also appears to give the lie to the assertion by ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
3
The Euro-Crisis: A Lesson in Four Words
He must heed his own call for democracy and not impose stopgap measures in an autocratic way that will give the lie to his pre-Referendum ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Greece and the Flight From Reality
These and other details give the lie to the claim that Athens's woes are somehow the product of powerful and indifferent economic forces ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
5
How 2016 candidates are fundraising their war chests
And they're not supposed to be coordinated. It's interesting that Ted Cruz felt free to cite that as part of his total, not illegal, but it does give the lie to the technical ... «WSKG.org, Jul 15»
6
Religious persecution of Christians around the globe - the future …
Not only should we recall those terrible events in order to give the lie to Hitler's question "who now remembers the Armenians?" - insisting that ... «Independent Catholic News, Jul 15»
7
State Dept. withholding content of Obama/Hillary call from night of …
... of course, and if the White House admitted that the attack was a) planned in advance; and b) Al Qaeda-connected, it would give the lie to that ... «Canada Free Press, Jul 15»
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CREEPY CRIME
One day, she sees something that appears to give the lie to that, and from then on her life becomes ominously entangled with theirs. Clever ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria
A Turkish intervention in northern Syria would give the lie to US government claims that the main concern of American imperialism and its allies ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jun 15»
10
Middle class Asian couple used estate agency to bring migrants into …
Indeed the contents of your wardrobe would seem to give the lie to the suggestion that this was an isolated act done as a favour.' Earlier the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»

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