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lip

lip

 
 
pronunciation:
lIp
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
keep a stiff upper lip
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of the fleshy upper or lower edges of the mouth that surround it, and are used in speech.
definition 2: the edge of a container such as a cup; rim.
similar words:
brim, edge, rim
definition 3: any edge, as of a deep hole.
He stood on the lip of the canyon.
similar words:
brink
definition 4: (slang) insolent talk.
similar words:
insolence
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phrase: keep a stiff upper lip
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to a lip or lips.
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