lip

noun
ADJECTIVE
top, upper
bottom, lower
chapped, cracked, dry, parched

She licked her parched lips.

moist
fleshy, full, thick
thin
kissable, luscious, pouty

She has full, pouty lips.

fat (= swollen)

She had a fat lip and a black eye.

split

He has a split lip and his eye is swelling.

cleft

babies born with a cleft lip

VERB + LIP
bite, chew

He bit his lip nervously, trying not to cry.

press together, purse

She pursed her lips in disapproval.

part

He parted his lips to say something.

pout, pucker
curl

Dan curled his lip in disgust.

lick, smack

He licked his lips hungrily.

moisten, wet

He nervously moistened his lips with his tongue.

wipe

She wiped her lips with the back of her hand.

kiss

She smiled and then kissed his lips.

LIP + VERB
move, part

Her lips parted with a cry of fear.

meet

Their lips met and the kiss was soft.

quiver, tremble
quirk (AmE), twitch

He raised his eyebrow, and his lips quirked.

Renée's lips twitched with amusement.

curl, curve

His lips curled contemptuously.

His lips curved into a smile.

pout

The firm lips pouted in a sulk.

purse, tighten

Her lips pursed in amusement.

protrude
brush sth, graze sth

His lips brushed her cheek.

PREPOSITION
around your lip, round your lip (esp. BrE)

He ran his tongue around his lips.

between your lip

a cigarette between his lips

on your lip

There was a smile on her lips.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of the mouth, etc.)


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  • LIP — LIP; lip·a·rid·i·dae; lip·a·ris; lip·a·rite; lip; lip·id; lip·i·do·plast; lip·i·do·sis; lip·i·do·some; lip·in; lip·less; lip·o·gram; lip·o·gram·mat·ic; lip·o·gram·ma·tism; lip·o·gram·ma·tist; lip·pen; lip·per·ings; lip·pia; lip·pi·ness;… …   English syllables

  • Lip — (l[i^]p), n. [OE. lippe, AS. lippa; akin to D. lip, G. lippe, lefze, OHG. lefs, Dan. l[ae]be, Sw. l[ a]pp, L. labium, labrum. Cf. {Labial}.] 1. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lip — /lɪp / (say lip) noun 1. either of the two fleshy parts or folds forming the margins of the mouth and performing an important function in speech. 2. (plural) these parts as organs of speech. 3. Colloquial impudent talk. 4. a lip like part or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lip — [lip] n. [ME lippe < OE lippa, akin to MDu lippe < IE base * leb , to hang loosely, lip > L labes, a falling, labium, lip] 1. either of the two fleshy folds forming the edges of the mouth 2. anything like a lip, as in structure or in… …   English World dictionary

  • lip — W2 [lıp] n [: Old English; Origin: lippa] 1.) one of the two soft parts around your mouth where your skin is redder or darker upper/lower/top/bottom lip ▪ His bottom lip was swollen. ▪ She had big eyes and full lips (=large and round lips) . ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lip — [ lıp ] noun *** 1. ) count one of the two edges that form the top and bottom parts of your mouth: His thin red lips stretched into a smile. 2. ) count the place on the edge of a glass or container where you pour out liquid: Careful, the lip of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lip- — vor Konsonanten auch Lipo [griech. lípos = Speck]: Bestimmungswort von Zus. mit der Bed. »Fett«. * * * lip , Lip : ↑ lipo , Lipo . * * * lip , Lip : ↑lipo , ↑Lipo . li|po , Li|po , (vor Vokalen auch:) lip …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lip — ► NOUN 1) either of the two fleshy parts forming the edges of the mouth opening. 2) the edge of a hollow container or an opening. 3) informal impudent talk. 4) another term for LABIUM(Cf. ↑labium). ► VERB ▪ (of water) lap a …   English terms dictionary

  • lip- — lip(o) élément, du gr. lipos, graisse . ⇒LIP(O) , (LIP , LIPO )élém. formant I. Élém. tiré du gr. ( ) , de « graisse, corps gras », entrant dans la constr. de subst. et d adj. appartenant notamment à la biol. et à la méd. A. [Le 2e élém. n est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lip's — est un groupe féminin de Jpop, actif de 1990 à 1992, composé de trois idoles japonaises. Fin 1990, elles forment un groupe commun avec le trio Rakutenshi et la soliste Rumi Shishido, le temps d un single et d un album de noël, sous le nom… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lip — Lip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lipped} (l[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lipping} ( p[i^]ng).] 1. To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss. [1913 Webster] The bubble on the wine which breaks Before you lip the glass. Praed. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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