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lip
American English: /lɪp/
British English: /lɪp/

Translation of lip in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 countable 1.1 (Anatomy) to kiss somebody on the lips
    besar a alguien en los labios or en la boca
    to read somebody's lips
    leerle los labios a alguien
    read my lips: never again!
    escúchenme bien: ¡nunca más!
    not a word passed her lips all evening
    no dijo una palabra en toda la noche
    to bite one's lip her name was on everyone's lips
    su nombre estaba en boca de todo el mundo
    to curl one's lip to lick/smack one's lips my lips are sealedI can't tell you, my lips are sealed
    no puedo decírtelo, he prometido no decir nada
    don't worry, my lips are sealed to button one's lip [colloquial]
    callarse la boca [colloquial]
    to keep a stiff upper lip
    guardar la compostura
    no inmutarse
    Example sentences
    • Traces of the eyes, lips, retractor muscles or other head structures are not discernible.
    • A low ridge crosses the posterior surface of the blade from its medial edge to the dorsal lip of the glenoid cavity.
    • On its face, the upper lip, mandible, and tip of the muzzle are silvery white to yellowish.
    1.2 (of jug)
    (of cup, tray)
    Example sentences
    • Next, cut a notch in the container and using some dirt, build a ramp from the pond to the lip of the container.
    • Wrap pliable wire around the container below the lip to form a handle for hanging.
    • Press it around the edge or lip of a container, and it forms a spill-proof seal.
    Example sentences
    • We adjusted the knot so that it rested just above the lip, thus extending our reach downward as far as possible.
    • Slip out through the windows, slowly, very slowly, edging along the lip of the roof.
    • From the mooring buoy you swim along the lip of the bay edge at around 12m until the outline of the bow appears.
  • 2 uncountable (insolence) [colloquial]that's enough of your lip!
    ¡ya basta de insolencias!
    ¡no seas tan descarado or impertinente or insolente!
    Example sentences
    • Do what I say, no lip and give me my proper respect.
    • The bloggers certainly weren't going to get much lip from me.
    • I think anyone who has to take lip from 14 or 15-year-old knowalls five days a week deserve that amount of time off.

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