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lap

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a portion of a trip
  • we were on the last lap of the journey, eagerly heading for home

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1 to flow along or against
  • the waves gently lapped the sandy shore

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2 to flow in a broken irregular stream
  • the creek lapped along through the ravine before collecting in the pond

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3 to move with a splashing motion
  • a stiff breeze that was causing the lake waters to lap against the hull with some force

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Synonyms & Antonyms of lap (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to lie over parts of one another
  • the armadillo's plates lap tightly so as to form a protective shield

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2 to surround or cover closely
  • this recording of the symphony is sure to lap listeners in stereophonic bliss

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The first known use of lap was before the 12th century

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“Lap.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lap. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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