lie2 past tense and past participle lied, present participle lying, third person singular lies [intransitive]
to deliberately tell someone something that is not true:
I could tell from her face that she was lying.
I would never lie to you.
She lied about her age.
lie through your teeth (=say something that is completely untrue)
if a picture, account etc lies, it does not show the true facts or the true situation:
Statistics can often lie.
The camera never lies.