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noun lip pronunciation in British 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!


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