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  Definition of lap
  1. touching with the tongue; "the dog''s laps were warm and wet"
  2. movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
  3. a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
  4. the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
  5. the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
  6. an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
  7. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  8. take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother''s breast"
  9. pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
  10. move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
  11. lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
Similar Words: lick, circle, circuit, overlap, lap covering, lave, wash, lap up, swish, swosh, swoosh

 

Hyponyms: pace lap, victory lap, lap of honour, cuff, turnup, hem, lapel, lappet, lap of the gods, tongue

 

Part Meronyms: skirt, trousers, pants

 

Derivational Morphology: lap up, lick, circle, circulate, overlap, swish

 

Anagrams: alp, pal

 

 
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