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lip

noun uk   /lɪp/ us  

lip noun (BODY PART)

B1 [C] one of the two soft, red edges of the mouth: She kissed me on the lips. He licked his lips.
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lip noun (EDGE)

[C] a part of an edge of a container that is shaped to allow liquid to be poured easily from the container

lip noun (SPEECH)

[U] informal the act of arguing with someone in a way that is rude or does not show enough respect: That's enough of your lip, young lady!
Translations of “lip”
in Korean 입술…
in Arabic شِفة…
in French lèvre, bord…
in Turkish dudak, kenar…
in Italian labbro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 唇,嘴唇…
in Russian губа, носик (сосуда)…
in Polish warga, brzeg, krawędź…
in Spanish labio, borde…
in Portuguese lábio…
in German die Lippe, der Rand…
in Catalan llavi…
in Japanese くちびる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 唇,嘴唇…
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