[+person] lèvre f
→ a sore on his upper lip
→ Wade stuck the cigarette between his lips.
to bite one's lip (fig) se mordre les lèvres
to lick one's lips se lécher les babines
my lips are sealed motus et bouche cousue
to be the name on everyone's lips être le nom qui est sur toutes les lèvres
→ Beamish's will be the name on everyone's lips
[+cup, jug] bord m
→ the lip of the jug
[+crater] lèvre f
→ the lip of Mount Etna's smouldering crater
(=insolence) insolences fpl → I don't want to hear any more lip from you, young man!
n baume m pour les lèvres
n brillant m à lèvres
vi lire sur les lèvres
→ They were taught to lip-read.
n lecture f labiale
→ The teacher should not move around too much as this makes lip reading more difficult.
n (British) pommade f pour les lèvres
to pay lip service to sth [+idea, value] reconnaître le mérite de qch pour la forme
→ he is merely paying lip service to peace proposals
→ they merely pay lip service to the idea of involving staff.
n lèvre f inférieure
n lèvre f supérieure
→ The beginnings of a moustache showed on his upper lip.
→ There was a film of sweat on her upper lip.
→ His upper lip was flat, but the lower one sagged.