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

lick play
  1. : to draw the tongue over

  2. : to flicker over like a tongue

  3. : to take into the mouth with the tongue : lap

  1. : an act or instance of licking

  2. : a small amount : bit

  3. : a hasty careless effort

lip play lips
  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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