Repress an emotion; stifle laughter or a retort: he could have mocked Carol’s obnoxious behavior, but he bit his lip
More example sentences
- Ashley felt the beginning of a smile, and she bit her lip.
- She bit her lip; suddenly realizing she'd used the term "amazing" a lot since arriving in London.
- I bit my lip and forced myself to be calm.
keep quiet, keep one's mouth shut, say nothing, bite one's tongue
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