curl one's lip

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of curl one's lip

: to move the corner of one's lip up in an expression that usually shows disgust or disapproval
  • She curled her lip when his name was mentioned.
  • Her lip curled in disgust.

Word by Word Definitions

curl play
  1. : to form into coils or ringlets

  2. : to form into a curved shape : twist

  3. : to furnish with curls

  1. : a lock of hair that coils : ringlet

  2. : something having a spiral or winding form : coil

  3. : the action of curling : the state of being curled

lip play
  1. : either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations

  2. : back talk

  3. : a fleshy edge or margin (as of a wound)

  1. : insincere

  2. : produced with the participation of the lips : labial

  1. : to touch with the lips

  2. : utter

  3. : to lap against : lick

  1. : fat : fatty tissue : fatty


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