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Definition of lip-read verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lip-read

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈlɪp riːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp riːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lip-read
BrE BrE//ˈlɪp riːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp riːd//
 
he / she / it lip-reads
BrE BrE//ˈlɪp riːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp riːdz//
 
past simple lip-read
BrE BrE//ˈlɪp red//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp red//
 
past participle lip-read
BrE BrE//ˈlɪp red//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp red//
 
-ing form lip-reading
BrE BrE//ˈlɪp riːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp riːdɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] lip-read (somebody) to understand what somebody is saying by watching the way their lips move
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lip-read