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lie upon



lie upon

  1. (archaic) To be incumbent upon; to be up to (someone); to be obligatory upon.
    It lies upon the prosecution to prove that the defendant is guilty.
  2. To lie on.
    She was lying upon the bed.
  3. (obsolete) To importune; to urge; to solicit.
    The judge in the parable granted the widow's suit merely because she lay upon him, and was troublesome to him.