read my lips

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of read my lips

used to tell someone to pay close attention to what one is saying
  • "Can't I please go?" "Read my lips: you're not going, and that's final!"

Word by Word Definitions

read play
  1. : to receive or take in the sense of (letters, symbols, etc.) especially by sight or touch

  2. : to study the movements of with mental formulation of the communication expressed

  3. : to utter aloud the printed or written words of

  1. : instructed by or informed through reading

  1. : a period of reading

  2. : something (such as a book) that is read

  3. : the action or an instance of reading

my play
  1. : of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person

  1. : muscle : muscle and

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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