smack lips

smack lips
smack (your) lips to show excitement or satisfaction.

Planners began smacking their lips at the thought of all that farmland to build on.

Etymology: from the sound made when you quickly move your lips together and apart to show you are hungry or that you like something

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  • Smack — Smack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smacking}.] [OE. smaken to taste, have a taste, from the noun; cf. AS. smecan taste; akin to D. smaken, G. schmecken, OHG. smechen to taste, smach?n to have a taste (and, derived from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smack — smack1 [smak] n. [ME smac < OE smæc, akin to Ger ( ge)schmack < IE base * smeg(h) , to taste > Lith smaguriaúti, to nibble] 1. a distinctive taste or flavor, esp. one that is faint or slight 2. a) a small amount; bit b) a touch, trace,… …   English World dictionary

  • Smack — Smack, v. t. 1. To kiss with a sharp noise; to buss. [1913 Webster] 2. To open, as the lips, with an inarticulate sound made by a quick compression and separation of the parts of the mouth; to make a noise with, as the lips, by separating them in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smack your lips — phrase to show that you are enjoying food or drink, or are enjoying thinking about it, by making a loud noise with your lips and tongue Thesaurus: to eat in a particular wayhyponym general words meaningto eatsynonym Main entry: smack …   Useful english dictionary

  • smack your lips — smack (your) lips to show excitement or satisfaction. Planners began smacking their lips at the thought of all that farmland to build on. Etymology: from the sound made when you quickly move your lips together and apart to show you are hungry or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • smack — Ⅰ. smack [1] ► NOUN 1) a sharp blow given with the palm of the hand. 2) a loud, sharp sound made by such a blow. 3) a loud kiss. ► VERB 1) hit with a smack. 2) smash, drive, or put forcefully into or o …   English terms dictionary

  • Smack — Smack, n. [OE. smak, AS. ssm?c taste, savor; akin to D. smaak, G. geschmack, OHG. smac; cf. Lith. smagus pleasant. Cf. {Smack}, v. i.] 1. Taste or flavor, esp. a slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smack one's lips — To bring the lips together and part them with a smacking noise, as an indication of relish • • • Main Entry: ↑lip …   Useful english dictionary

  • smack — smack1 [smæk] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Middle Dutch smacken to hit . smack of 1300 1400 From smack taste (11 21 centuries), from Old English smAc] 1.) to hit someone, especially a child, with your open hand in order to punish… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smack — smack1 [ smæk ] verb 1. ) transitive to hit someone with your flat hand or a flat object: I don t believe it s right to smack children when they re being naughty. a ) transitive BRITISH INFORMAL to hit someone with your FIST (=closed hand): He… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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