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English definition of “bite your lip”

bite your lip

to prevent yourself from showing your reaction to something by speaking or laughing: I really wanted to laugh - I had to bite my lip.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
(Definition of bite your lip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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