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Synonyms for lap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lapnoun

    the upper side of the thighs of a seated person

    "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"

    circuit, overlap, lick, lap covering, circle

  2. lapnoun

    an area of control or responsibility

    "the job fell right in my lap"

    circuit, overlap, lick, lap covering, circle

  3. lap, lap coveringnoun

    the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs

    "his lap was covered with food stains"

    circuit, overlap, lick, lap covering, circle

  4. lap, overlapnoun

    a flap that lies over another part

    "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

    overlap, lap covering, lick, intersection, circuit, circle, convergence

  5. lap, circle, circuitnoun

    movement once around a course

    "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

    rotary, lot, roofy, set, dress circle, racing circuit, rophy, tour, roach, electrical circuit, rope, overlap, circle, circumference, electric circuit, lap covering, roundabout, band, lick, circuit, forget me drug, traffic circle, round

  6. lick, lapverb

    touching with the tongue

    "the dog's laps were warm and wet"

    poke, circuit, slug, overlap, biff, lap covering, lick, salt lick, circle, punch, clout

  7. lapverb

    lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

    swosh, wash, lave, swoosh, lick, lap up, swish

  8. lick, lapverb

    pass the tongue over

    "the dog licked her hand"

    work out, clobber, wash, lave, thrash, solve, bat, puzzle out, swoosh, lap up, work, swish, drub, cream, swosh, lick, figure out

  9. lap, swish, swosh, swooshverb

    move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

    "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"

    swosh, wash, lap up, swoosh, lick, swish, lave

  10. lap, lap up, lickverb

    take up with the tongue

    "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"

    bat, clobber, cream, lave, thrash, solve, puzzle out, swoosh, lap up, lick, work out, swish, drub, wash, swosh, figure out, work

  11. lave, lap, washverb

    wash or flow against

    "the waves laved the shore"

    rinse, wash out, swosh, wash, wash away, wash up, lap up, swoosh, lick, swish, lave, wash off, launder, moisten, dampen

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lapverb

    fold, turn over, lay over

  2. lapverb

    wrap, cover, twist round

  3. lapverb

    lick, lick up, take up with the tongue

  4. lapverb

    be folded over, be laid over

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lap":

    laps, abdominal, knee, wpi, tower, erotic

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How to use lap in a sentence?

  1. Tony Stewart:

    I had the option. I could have done something, but if I did that, I took a risk of wrecking the entire field to win the race, i chose to not wreck everybody, and I don't remember where we ended up, but we were leading until we got to the middle of the backstretch on the last lap.

  2. George John Whyte-Melville:

    Then drink, puppy, drink, and let ev'ry puppy drink, That is old enough to lap and to swallow; For he'll grow into a hound, so we'll pass the bottle round, And merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.

  3. Paul Hames:

    For things to land in you're lap. You must be sitting down.

  4. Mare Dibaba:

    I was confident because my last lap is fast.

  5. Nadia AhmadNadia Ahmad:

    I flung the books from my lap and started pacing around the house, thinking what would happen, i had that same feeling when Donald Trump was elected President in 2016. What will happen to us ?

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