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lapping

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a partial covering of one thing by an adjoining member
  • the lapping of the roofing shingles should be several inches in order to avoid leaks

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lapping

verb (1)
present participle of lap

Synonyms & Antonyms of lapping (Entry 2 of 3)

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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lapping

verb (2)
present participle of lap

Synonyms & Antonyms of lapping (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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“Lapping.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lapping. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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