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verb lap pronunciation in British English /læp/
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present tense
present participlelapping
past tenselapped
past participlelapped
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    lap up

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

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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