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lid

noun [C] uk   us   /lɪd/
B2 a cover on a container, that can be lifted up or removed: Can you get the lid off this jar? Put a lid on the saucepan. an eyelid (= either of the two pieces of skin that can close over each eye): She looked at him from under half-closed lids.
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in Arabic غِطاء…
in Korean 뚜껑…
in Malaysian tutup, kelopak mata…
in French couvercle, paupière…
in Turkish açılır kapanır kapak…
in Italian coperchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蓋,蓋子, 眼瞼,眼皮…
in Russian крышка…
in Polish pokrywka, wieczko…
in Vietnamese nắp, vung, mí mắt…
in Spanish tapa, párpado…
in Portuguese tampa, cobertura…
in Thai ฝา, เปลือกตา…
in German der Deckel, das Lid…
in Catalan tapa…
in Japanese ふた…
in Indonesian tutup, kelopak mata…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盖,盖子, 眼睑,眼皮…
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