liplip /lɪp/ ●●●S3W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable]HBH one of the two soft parts around your mouth where your skin is redder or darkerupper/lower/top/bottom lip 🔊 His bottom lip was swollen. 🔊 She had big eyes and full lips (=large and round lips). 🔊 Matt opened the door with a smile on his lips. 🔊 Marty kissed me right on the lips!thin-lipped/thick-lipped/full-lipped (=having lips that are thin, or large and round) 🔊 Stephen pursed his lips with distaste (=brought them together tightly into a small circle). →tight-lipped2[countable]DN the edge of a hollow or deep place in the landlip of 🔊 the old road that ran along the lip of the gorge3[countable usually singular]DFU the edge of something you use to hold or pourliquid syn rim4[uncountable] informalRUDE/IMPOLITE talk that is not polite or respectful – used especially by adults to children syn cheek 🔊 Don’t give me any of your lip!5 →my lips are sealed6 →on everyone’s lips → bite your lipat bite1(1), → lick your lipsat lick1(5), → not pass somebody’s lipsat pass1(24), → read somebody’s lipsat read1(18), → smack your lipsat smack1(3), → a stiff upper lipat stiff1(11)
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lip• You're finedsixpence for lip.• Sometimes her lips moved and she muttered something in a lowtone.• He had his eyes shut and his lips moved devoutly.• He licks his lips nervously, but he doesn't move.• Her lowerlip was red and swollen.• He was sitting on the woodenlip of the hottub.upper/lower/top/bottom lip• Holding his bundle of papers with both hands, he stared at Langford accusingly, lower lippushed out.• His teeth closed lightly on her bottom lip.• He was biting his lower lip.• He stroked his bottom lip with his tongue.• Her long upper lip is drawn down taut.• The stiffupper lip is a barrier against the trembling which could lead to tears.• With hands in sleeves, the old man looked extremely Oriental, long moustachescurving down from the upper lip.• He gnawed at his thicklower lip or blewsmoke in my direction.lip of• the lip of the canyongive ... lip• That they were now even giving lip service to these ideas is significant.• I gave lip going to the gym, or really getting any exercise-except running for a plane.• But Fong did riotgive Lip the search.• They gave money; they gave lip service.• But the 49ers, while they give lip service to making the team younger, are more interested in short-term results.• Now Ribicoff and the others were giving him lip, and he was telling them where they could go.