give the lie to
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EnglishEdit
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VerbEdit
 (idiomatic, transitive) to prove (something) to be false; to refute
 They found plenty of email that gave the lie to his assertion that he didn't know about the incident.
SynonymsEdit
 (to contradict or show to be false): contradict, belie
TranslationsEdit
to prove (something) to be false
