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lap1 US English

The flat area between the waist and knees of a seated person

lap2 US English

One circuit of a track or racetrack

lap3 US English

(Of an animal) take up (liquid) with the tongue in order to drink

lap1 US Thesaurus

Liam sat on Santa's lap

lap2 US Thesaurus

a race of eight laps

lap3 US Thesaurus

waves lapped against the sea wall

one's lap in lap1 US English

The flat area between the waist and knees of a seated person

lap belt US English

A seat belt worn across the lap

lap dance US English

An erotic dance or striptease performed close to, or sitting on the lap of, a paying customer

lap desk US English

A portable writing case or surface, especially one for use on the lap

lap joint US English

A joint made with two pieces of metal, timber, etc., by halving the thickness of each member at the joint and fitting them together

lap pool US English

A swimming pool specially designed or designated for swimming laps

lap robe US English

A thick blanket or pelt used for warming the lap and legs while traveling or sitting outdoors

lap steel US English

Another term for pedal steel.

lap-weld US English

Weld (something) with the edges overlapping

victory lap US English

A celebratory circuit of a sports field, track, or court by the person or team that has won a contest

lap dissolve US English

A fade-out of a scene in a movie that overlaps with a fade-in of a new scene, so that one appears to dissolve into the other

lap of honour US English

A celebratory circuit of a sports field or track by the person or team that has won a contest

in someone's lap US English

As someone’s responsibility

lap someone/something in in lap2 US English

Enfold or swathe a person or thing, especially a part of the body, in (something soft)

lap something up in lap3 US English

Accept something eagerly and with obvious pleasure

fall into someone's lap US English

(Of something unexpected) come someone’s way without any effort having been made

in the lap of luxury US English

In conditions of great comfort and wealth

in someone's lap in lap1 US English

As someone’s responsibility

lapdog US English

A small dog kept as a pet

lap dog in lapdog US English

A small dog kept as a pet

fall into someone's lap in lap1 US English

(Of something unexpected) come someone’s way without any effort having been made

in the lap of luxury in lap1 US English

In conditions of great comfort and wealth

lap something up in lap3 US Thesaurus

he was lapping up the accolades

fall or drop into someone's lap in lap1 US English

(Of something unexpected) come someone’s way without any effort having been made