lie about

verb
hang around idly
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She did all the work while he lay around

Syn: ↑lie around
Hypernyms: ↑idle, ↑laze, ↑slug, ↑stagnate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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lie aˈround derived
(BrE also lie aˈbout)
1. to be left somewhere in an untidy or careless way, not put away in the correct place

Don't leave toys lying around— someone might trip over them.

2. (of a person) to spend time doing nothing and being lazy
related noun layabout
Main entry:liederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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