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lapped

verb (1)
past tense of lap

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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  • ran
  • (also chiefly dialectal run)

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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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lapped

verb (2)
past tense of lap

Synonyms & Antonyms of lapped (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Lapped.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lapped. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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