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verb lace pronunciation in British English /leɪs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theylace
he/she/itlaces
present participlelacing
past tenselaced
past participlelaced
  1. 1

    lace

    or

    lace up

    [transitive] to tie your shoes, or to fasten something with a lace

    Has he learned to lace his shoes?

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of lace
    1. a.
      [transitive] to put a lace through the holes in a shoe
      Synonyms and related words for this sense of lace
    2. b.
      [intransitive] to be tied or fastened using a lace
      Synonyms and related words for this sense of lace
  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

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    Synonyms and related words for this sense of lace
    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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