lick one's lips
Definition of lick one's lips
1 : to pass one's tongue over the lips She licked her lips while she waited for the food to be served.
2 : to feel or show excitement because something good is expected to happen The players knew they would win and were licking their lips as they waited for the game to start.
Word by Word Definitions
: to draw the tongue over
: to flicker over like a tongue
: to take into the mouth with the tongue : lap
: an act or instance of licking
: a small amount : bit
: a hasty careless effort
: 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
: produced with the participation of the lips : labial
: to touch with the lips
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