1 removable top
ADJ. airtight, close-fitting, sealed, tight-fitting, tight Choose a dish with a tight-fitting lid. | hinged | box, case, coffin, dustbin, piano, saucepan, etc.
VERB + LID lift, open, prise off, raise, remove, take off She lifted the lid of the box. We managed to prise off the lid with a tyre lever. | close, put down, put on, replace, screw down, screw on, shut I poured some water and screwed the lid back on the bottle. The coffin lid had been screwed down. | keep on Keep the lid on the pan until the liquid comes to the boil.
PREP. on the ~ His name was on the lid.
2 lids: eyelids
ADJ. closed, drooping, half-closed, half-open, heavy, hooded, lowered, narrowed She felt the tears burning against her closed lids.
VERB + LID close, lower She saw James walk in and hastily lowered her lids. | lift, open She lifted her lids and found him looking at her.
LID + VERB droop Heavy lids drooped over her eyes.
PREP. behind … ~ She could still see the light flickering behind her closed lids. | beneath … ~ She glanced at him occasionally from beneath lowered lids. | through … ~ He was watching her through hooded lids.