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Cheat vs. Lie

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Cheatverb

(intransitive) To violate rules in order to gain advantage from a situation.

‘My brother flunked biology because he cheated on his mid-term.’;

Lieverb

(intransitive) To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.

‘The book lies on the table;’; ‘the snow lies on the roof;’; ‘he lies in his coffin’;

Cheatverb

(intransitive) To be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner.

‘My husband cheated on me with his secretary.’; ‘After he found out his wife cheated, he left her.’;

Lieverb

(intransitive) To be placed or situated.

Cheatverb

(transitive) To manage to avoid something even though it seemed unlikely.

‘He cheated death when his car collided with a moving train.’; ‘I feel as if I've cheated fate.’;

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Cheatverb

(transitive) To deceive; to fool; to trick.

‘My ex-wife cheated me out of $40,000.’; ‘He cheated his way into office.’;

Lieverb

Used with in: to be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist.

Cheatverb

To beguile.

Lieverb

Used with with: to have sexual relations with.

Cheatnoun

Someone who cheats (informal: cheater).

Lieverb

(archaic) To lodge; to sleep.

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Cheatnoun

An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.

Lieverb

To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.

Cheatnoun

The weed cheatgrass.

Lieverb

(legal) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.

Cheatnoun

A card game where the goal is to have no cards remaining in a hand, often by telling lies.

Lieverb

(intransitive) To give false information intentionally with intent to deceive.

‘When Pinocchio lies, his nose grows.’; ‘If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.’;

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Cheatnoun

(video games) A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a computer game, often by entering a cheat code.

Lieverb

(intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.

‘Photographs often lie.’; ‘Hips don't lie.’;

Cheatnoun

An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.

‘When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat.’;

Lieverb

(intransitive) To succeed or excel at lying; lie successfully; show one's expertise or mastery in the art of lying.

‘Wow, that boy can really lie!’;

Cheatnoun

One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.

‘Airy wonders, which cheats interpret.’;

Lieverb

To be mistaken or unintentionally spread false information.

‘Sorry, I haven't seen your keys anywhere...wait, I lied! They're right there on the coffee table.’;

Cheatnoun

A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; - called also chess. See Chess.

Lienoun

(golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.

Cheatnoun

The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.

Lienoun

(disc golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the disc before it is thrown.

Cheatnoun

Wheat, or bread made from wheat.

‘Their purest cheat,Thrice bolted, kneaded, and subdued in paste.’;

Lienoun

(medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.

Cheatverb

To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.

‘I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island.’;

Lienoun

An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.

‘I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.’;

Cheatverb

To beguile.

‘To cheat winter of its dreariness.’;

Lienoun

A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth

Cheatverb

To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.

Cheatnoun

weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

Lienoun

See Lye.

Cheatnoun

weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

Lienoun

A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.

‘The proper notion of a lie is an endeavoring to deceive another by signifying that to him as true, which we ourselves think not to be so.’; ‘It is willful deceit that makes a lie. A man may act a lie, as by pointing his finger in a wrong direction when a traveler inquires of him his road.’;

Cheatnoun

someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Lienoun

A fiction; a fable; an untruth.

Cheatnoun

the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme;

‘that book is a fraud’;

Lienoun

Anything which misleads or disappoints.

‘Wishing this lie of life was o'er.’;

Cheatnoun

a deception for profit to yourself

Lienoun

The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.

‘He surveyed with his own eyes . . . the lie of the country on the side towards Thrace.’;

Cheatverb

deprive somebody of something by deceit;

‘The con-man beat me out of $50’; ‘This salesman ripped us off!’; ‘we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme’; ‘They chiseled me out of my money’;

Lieverb

To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which is intended to deceive another, when he a right to know the truth, or when morality requires a just representation.

Cheatverb

defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

Lieverb

To rest extended on the ground, a bed, or any support; to be, or to put one's self, in an horizontal position, or nearly so; to be prostate; to be stretched out; - often with down, when predicated of living creatures; as, the book lies on the table; the snow lies on the roof; he lies in his coffin.

‘The watchful traveler . . . Lay down again, and closed his weary eyes.’;

Cheatverb

engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud;

‘Who's chiseling on the side?’;

Lieverb

To be situated; to occupy a certain place; as, Ireland lies west of England; the meadows lie along the river; the ship lay in port.

Cheatverb

be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage;

‘She cheats on her husband’; ‘Might her husband be wandering?’;

Lieverb

To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition; as, to lie waste; to lie fallow; to lie open; to lie hid; to lie grieving; to lie under one's displeasure; to lie at the mercy of the waves; the paper does not lie smooth on the wall.

Lieverb

To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; - with in.

‘Envy lies between beings equal in nature, though unequal in circumstances.’; ‘He that thinks that diversion may not lie in hard labor, forgets the early rising and hard riding of huntsmen.’;

Lieverb

To lodge; to sleep.

‘Whiles I was now trifling at home, I saw London, . . . where I lay one night only.’; ‘Mr. Quinion lay at our house that night.’;

Lieverb

To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.

‘The wind is loud and will not lie.’;

Lieverb

To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.

‘What he gets more of her than sharp words, let it lie on my head.’;

Lienoun

a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

Lienoun

Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

Lienoun

position or manner in which something is situated

Lieverb

be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Lieverb

be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position;

‘The sick man lay in bed all day’; ‘the books are lying on the shelf’; ‘We had to stand for the entire performance!’;

Lieverb

originate (in);

‘The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country’;

Lieverb

be and remain in a particular state or condition;

‘lie dormant’;

Lieverb

tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive;

‘Don't lie to your parents’; ‘She lied when she told me she was only 29’;

Lieverb

assume a reclining position;

‘lie down on the bed until you feel better’;

Lieverb

(of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface

‘I had to lie down because I was groggy’; ‘the body lay face downwards on the grass’; ‘Lily lay back on the pillows and watched him’;

Lieverb

(of a thing) rest flat on a surface

‘a book lay open on the table’;

Lieverb

(of a dead person) be buried in a particular place

‘his epitaph reads ‘Here lies Garcia, King of Galicia and Portugal’’; ‘his body lies in a crypt’;

Lieverb

(of something abstract) reside or be found

‘the solution lies in a return to traditional values’;

Lieverb

(of a place) be situated in a specified position or direction

‘Kexby lies about five miles due east of York’;

Lieverb

(of a scene) extend from the observer's viewpoint in a specified direction

‘stand here, and all of Amsterdam lies before you’;

Lieverb

(of a competitor or team) be in a specified position during a competition or within a group

‘United are currently lying in fifth place’;

Lieverb

(of an action, charge, or claim) be admissible or sustainable

‘an action for restitution would lie for money paid in breach of the law’;

Lieverb

tell a lie or lies

‘‘I am sixty-five,’ she lied’; ‘why had Ashenden lied about his visit to London?’;

Lieverb

get oneself into or out of a situation by lying

‘you lied your way on to this voyage by implying you were an experienced crew’;

Lieverb

(of a thing) present a false impression

‘the camera cannot lie’;

Lienoun

the way, direction, or position in which something lies

‘he was familiarizing himself with the lie of the streets’;

Lienoun

the position in which a golf ball comes to rest, especially as regards the ease of the next shot

‘the lie, in deep rough on a bank, was not good’;

Lienoun

the lair or place of cover of an animal.

Lienoun

used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression

‘all their married life she had been living a lie’;

Lie

A lie is an assertion that is believed to be false, typically used with the purpose of deceiving someone. The practice of communicating lies is called lying.

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