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"lip" in British English

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lipnoun

uk   /lɪp/  us   /lɪp/
  • 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
(Definition of lip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lipnoun

 us   /lɪp/
  • lip noun (BODY PART)

[C] either of the two edges of flesh around the opening of the mouth: She licked/pursed/puckered her lips.
Lip gloss
Lip gloss is a makeup put on the lips to make them shiny.
  • lip noun (EDGE)

[C] the edge of a container or opening, esp. the part of the edge used for pouring
  • lip noun (SPEECH)

[U] slang speech that is rude and shows a lack of respect: Don’t give me any more of your lip.
(Definition of lip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lip”
in Korean 입술…
in Arabic شِفة…
in Malaysian bibir…
in French lèvre, bord…
in Russian губа, носик (сосуда)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 唇,嘴唇…
in Italian labbro…
in Turkish dudak, kenar…
in Polish warga, brzeg, krawędź…
in Spanish labio, borde…
in Vietnamese môi, gờ, mép…
in Portuguese lábio…
in Thai ริมฝีปาก, ขอบ…
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…
in Indonesian bibir, tepi…
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“lip” in British English

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