"lapping" in the noun sense
1. imbrication, overlapping, lapping
covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
"lapping" in the verb sense
lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
2. lick, lap
pass the tongue over
"the dog licked her hand"
3. lap, swish, swosh, swoosh
move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
"The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"
"The curtain swooshed open"
4. lap, lap up, lick
take up with the tongue
"The cat lapped up the milk"
"the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
5. lave, lap, wash
wash or flow against
"the waves laved the shore"
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