Lap - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |læp|  American pronunciation of the word lap
Brit.  |læp|  British pronunciation of the word lap

noun

- the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
- an area of control or responsibility
- the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
- a flap that lies over another part(syn: overlap)
- movement once around a course(syn: circle, circuit)
- touching with the tongue(syn: lick)

verb

- lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
- pass the tongue over (syn: lick)
- move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound (syn: swish, swoosh, swosh)
- take up with the tongue(syn: lick)
- wash or flow against (syn: lave, wash)

Examples

The mother had her son on her lap

They are on the last lap.

The last lap of the election campaign.

The ends of the cloth lap around the pole.

The lake is lapped in woods.

The cat lapped up the milk.

Shoppers have been lapping the bargains up.

These clever students lap up all the information that I can give them.

The water lapped against the side of the pool.

Shannon sat on her mother's lap.

His hands were folded in his lap.

Rubens Barrichello finished a lap ahead of his team-mate.

The entire team took a victory lap in front of their cheering fans.

Every morning she swims 50 laps in the pool.

The last lap of their journey was by ship.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: lap
he/she/it: laps
present participle: lapping
past tense: lapped
past participle: lapped
noun
singular: lap
plural: laps
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