lippen

verb
lip·​pen | \ ˈli-pən How to pronounce lippen (audio) \
lippened; lippening; lippens

Definition of lippen

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland : trust, rely

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland : entrust

First Known Use of lippen

12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for lippen

Middle English lipnien

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