lap - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/læp/
present tense
I/you/we/theylap
he/she/itlaps
present participlelapping
past tenselapped
past participlelapped
  1. 1

    lap

    or

    lap up

    [transitive] if an animal laps water, it drinks it gently with its tongue
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive]

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    if water laps something or laps against something, it moves against it gently with a soft sound

    The waves lapped gently against the rocks.

    the sound of the sea lapping the shore

  3. 3
    [transitive] to pass someone else who is competing in a race when you are ahead of them by a whole lap

phrasal verbs