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verb lace pronunciation in American English /leɪs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlelacing
past tenselaced
past participlelaced
  1. 1



    lace up

    [transitive] to put a lace through the holes in a shoe
    Help me lace these boots.
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    1. a.
      [transitive] to fasten something with a lace
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    2. b.
      [intransitive] to be tied or fastened using a lace
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to put a small amount of strong alcohol, a drug, or poison into a drink or food, sometimes secretly
    be laced with something: coffee laced with brandy
    1. a.
      [transitive] to add a small amount of a particular quality to all parts of something
      be laced with something: Each scene is laced with romantic interest.



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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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