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noun lip pronunciation in American English /lɪp/
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  1. 1
    [countable] one of the two edges that form the top and bottom parts of your mouth
    His thin red lips stretched into a smile.
  2. 2
    [countable] the place on the edge of a glass or container where you pour out liquid
    Careful, the lip of the coffee pot is broken.
    1. a.
      the edge of a high piece of land
      We walked up to the lip of the canyon.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] informal a way of speaking to someone that shows you do not respect them
    give someone lip: Don’t give me any more of your lip, Sara!


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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