lipping lipping


  1. (n) either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  2. (n) (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx
  3. (n) an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  4. (n) the top edge of a vessel or other container
  5. (n) either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell


  1. Up, up, up last week rose the long, wide rivers of the Ohio and central Mississippi systems, the brown, frothy water creeping up the banks, lipping up the sides of the levees .
  2. While the hero is still believed to be dead, it is he who urges the heartbroken young woman to go on the air with a piece of made-up stiff-upper-lipping for bereft American .
  3. A flautist depends on "lipping.



  1. "I didn't hit good putts," Woods said. "My speed was off early, then I got my speed down at the end and I kept lipping out putts. I just need to obviously read them better or hit better putts, one of the two."
    on May 7, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: ESPN

  2. "I was surprised how I putted," said Baddeley, who shot 80 to finish seven shots off the pace. "It was one of those days, they were just lipping out. If I can play well enough to get in this position, having a two-shot lead, that's a...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Aaron Baddeley Source: The Australian

  3. "I've had a great run," Appleby said. "I'm generally pretty happy with my game. I was just one notch shy of playing well. I never got the roll going (on the greens). I just lipped out instead of lipping in."
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Stuart Appleby Source:

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