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lap1 British & World English

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

lap2 British & World English

One circuit of a track during a race

lap3 British & World English

(Of an animal) take up (liquid) with quick movements of the tongue

lap1 English Thesaurus

Henry was sitting on his gran's lap

lap2 English Thesaurus

Nicky led the race for eight laps

lap3 English Thesaurus

the sound of waves lapping against the sea wall

one's lap in lap1 British & World English

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

half-lap British & World English

Another term for lap joint.

lap belt British & World English

A safety belt worn across the lap

lap dance British & World English

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

lap desk British & World English

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

lap joint British & World English

A joint made by halving the thickness of each member at the joint and fitting them together

lap pool British & World English

A swimming pool specially designed or designated for swimming laps

lap robe British & World English

A travelling rug

lap steel British & World English

Another term for pedal steel.

lap-weld British & World English

Weld (something) with the edges overlapping

victory lap British & World English

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

lap dissolve British & World English

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

lap of honour British & World English

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

in someone's lap British & World English

As someone’s responsibility

lap someone/thing in in lap2 British & World English

Wrap or enfold someone or something in (something soft)

lap something up in lap3 British & World English

Accept something eagerly and with obvious pleasure

fall into someone's lap British & World English

(Of something desirable) be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort being made on their part

in the lap of luxury British & World English

In conditions of great comfort and wealth

in the lap of the gods British & World English

(Of the success of a plan or event) depending on factors that one cannot control; open to chance

in someone's lap in lap1 British & World English

As someone’s responsibility

lapdog British & World English

A small pampered pet dog

fall into someone's lap in lap1 British & World English

(Of something desirable) be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort being made on their part

in the lap of luxury in lap1 British & World English

In conditions of great comfort and wealth

in the lap of the gods in lap1 British & World English

(Of the success of a plan or event) depending on factors that one cannot control; open to chance

lap something up in lap3 English Thesaurus

he was lapping up the accolades

fall or drop into someone's lap in lap1 British & World English

(Of something desirable) be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort being made on their part

in the lap of the gods in lap1 English Thesaurus

the result is in the lap of the gods now

live in the lap of luxury in lap1 English Thesaurus

Katie was living in the lap of luxury in Paris