lip
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lip(
lihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el labio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Monica tripped and cut her lip on the edge of a chair.Monica tropezó y se cortó el labio en el borde de una silla.
2. (edge of opening)
a. el borde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We bought some blown glass cups that have a cobalt blue stripe around the lip.Compramos unos vasos de vidrio soplado que tienen una franja de azul cobalto por el borde.
b. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Wipe the lip of the jug so the orange juice doesn't drip on the tablecloth.Limpia el pico de la jarra para que no caigan gotas de jugo de naranja sobre el mantel.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(insolence)
a. la insolencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm tired of your lip. Carry on like that and you'll be grounded.Estoy harta de tu insolencia. Sigue así y quedarás castigado.
b. la impertinencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Pablo got in trouble for giving lip to the teacher today.Pablo se metió en problemas por su impertinencia con el profesor hoy.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to touch gently)
a. besar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Tracy loved strolling at the sea's edge with the gentle waves lipping the white sands.A Tracy le encantaba caminar por la orilla del mar con las olas besando las arenas blancas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (sports; used with "out")
a. hacer la corbata
The golfer played an unfortunate round where several putts lipped out.El golfista hizo un recorrido bastante desafortunado, en el que varios de sus golpes cortos hicieron la corbata.
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lip
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of mouth)
a. el labio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to read somebody's lipsleer los labios a alguien
the government is only paying lip service to fighting crimeel Gobierno dice luchar or defiende que lucha contra la delincuencia
lip glossbrillo de labios
2. (of jug)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(impudence)
less of your lip!¡no seas impertinente!
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lip [lɪp]
noun
1 (Anat) labio (m); [of cup, crater] borde (m); [of jug etc] pico (m)
to bite one's lip morderse el labio; morderse la lengua; to lick or smack one's lips relamerse; to read sb's lips leer en los labios de algn; my lips are sealed (I won't tell) soy una tumba; (I can't tell) no puedo contar nada
to pay lip service to an ideal defender un ideal de boquilla
he's just paying lip service todo lo que dice es boquilla
2 (insolence) impertinencia (f); insolencia (f)
none of your lip! ¡cállate la boca! (informal)
modifier
lip gloss (n) brillo (m) de labios
lip salve (n) (Britain) vaselina (f); cacao (m); protector (m) labial
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "lip"
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lip balm
el bálsamo labial
lip gloss
el brillo labial
lip biter
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bite one's lip
morderse los labios
cleft lip and palate
fisura labiopalantina
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