"laps" in the noun sense
the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
"he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
an area of control or responsibility
"the job fell right in my lap"
3. lap, lap covering
the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
"his lap was covered with food stains"
4. lap, overlap
a flap that lies over another part
"the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
5. lap, circle, circuit
movement once around a course
"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
6. lick, lap
touching with the tongue
"the dog's laps were warm and wet"
"laps" 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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