curl one's lip

Definition of curl one's lip

  1. :  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

  1. :  to form into coils or ringlets

    :  to form into a curved shape :  twist

    :  to furnish with curls

  1. :  a lock of hair that coils :  ringlet

    :  something having a spiral or winding form :  coil

    :  the action of curling :  the state of being curled

  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

    :  the red or pinkish margin of the human lip

    :  back talk

  1. :  insincere

    :  produced with the participation of the lips :  labial

  1. :  to touch with the lips

    :  kiss

    :  utter

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