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to lie


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     1. v. (intransitive) to lie; to be lying down
     2. v. (intransitive often of place names) to be, to be placed or located
           Er ligt een hoop rommel op zolder.
             There is a lot of rubbish in the attic. (alternatively: There is a lot of rubbish lying in the attic.)
           Kun je me zeggen waar Geldrop ligt?
             Could you tell me where Geldrop is (located)?
     3. v. (intransitive with te) and another verb Used as an alternative to zijn + aan het to form a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of lying, this is vague and is not emphasized.
           Je biefstuk ligt daar koud te worden.
             Your steak is (lying) there getting cold.

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