To lie, lied, lying, mentir. Don’t lie to me!
To lie through one’s teeth, es un cliché, como el castellano, que es mentir como un bellaco. “He might still be saying—lying through his teeth—that her breasts were as firm as ever.” D. M. Thomas, Lying together. (London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1990).
Bob lies through his teeth about practically everything.
To lie, lay, lain, lying, yacer, tumbar(se), recostar. I’m tired. I’m going to lie down for a while. He’s lying down. Es un verbo intransitivo: no lleva nada detrás. He lies on the sofa all day, doing nothing. She’s lain in bed all day.