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lap1

noun

  • Henry was sitting on his gran's lap
  • Phrases

    in the lap of the gods

    1
    the result is in the lap of the gods now
    out of one's hands, beyond one's control, in the hands of fate, open to chance, not one's responsibility

    live in the lap of luxury

    2
    Katie was living in the lap of luxury in Paris
    lead a very comfortable life, be very rich, want for nothing, live off the fat of the land
    informal live the life of Riley
    Irish informal be on the pig's back
    North American informal live high on the hog

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    lap2

    noun

  • Nicky led the race for eight laps
    circuit, leg, stretch, tour, circle, revolution, round, part, portion, segment, section, stage, phase, step, loop
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  • 1 she raced around the track, lapping some of the other runners
    overtake, overhaul, outstrip, outdistance, leave behind, pass, go past, get/pull ahead of;
  • 2 he was lapped in blankets
    wrap, swathe, cover, envelop, enfold, encase, wind, swaddle, twist, surround
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    lap3

    verb

  • 1 the sound of waves lapping against the sea wall
    splash, wash, swish, slap, slosh, break, purl;
    beat, strike, dash, surge, rush, ripple, roll, flow
    literary plash
  • 2 the dog lapped water out of a puddle
    drink, lick up, sip, sup, swallow, slurp, gulp, swill, suck
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    lap something up

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