Definition of lick one's lips
- She licked her lips while she waited for the food to be served.
- The players knew they would win and were licking their lips as they waited for the game to start.
: 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
: back talk
: a fleshy edge or margin (as of a wound)
: produced with the participation of the lips : labial
: to touch with the lips
: to lap against : lick
: fat : fatty tissue : fatty
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