Synonyms of lap in English

: lap1lap2lap3

lap1


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noun

1‘Henry was sitting on his gran's lap’

SYNONYMS

knee, knees, thighs


Synonyms of lap in English

: lap1lap2lap3

lap2


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noun

1‘Nicky led the race for eight laps’

SYNONYMS

circuit, leg, stretch, tour, circle, revolution, round, part, portion, segment, section, stage, phase, step, loop


verb

1‘she raced around the track, lapping some of the other runners’

SYNONYMS

overtake, overhaul, outstrip, outdistance, leave behind, pass, go past, get ahead of, pull ahead of

catch up with

2‘he was lapped in blankets’

SYNONYMS

wrap, swathe, cover, envelop, enfold, encase, wind, swaddle, twist, surround


Synonyms of lap in English

: lap1lap2lap3

lap3


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verb

1‘the sound of waves lapping against the sea wall’

SYNONYMS

splash, wash, swish, slap, slosh, break, purl

beat, strike, dash, surge, rush, ripple, roll, flow

literary plash

2‘the dog lapped water out of a puddle’

SYNONYMS

drink, lick up, sip, sup, swallow, slurp, gulp, swill, suck


Phrases

    in the lap of the gods

      ‘the result is in the lap of the gods now’

      SYNONYMS

      out of one's hands, beyond one's control, in the hands of fate, open to chance, not one's responsibility

    live in the lap of luxury

      ‘Katie was living in the lap of luxury in Paris’

      SYNONYMS

      lead a very comfortable life, be very rich, want for nothing, live off the fat of the land

      informal

      live the life of Riley

      Irish informal

      be on the pig's back

      North American informal

      live high on the hog

    lap something up

      ‘he was lapping up the accolades’

      SYNONYMS

      relish, revel in, savour, delight in, luxuriate in, bask in, wallow in, glory in, enjoy, indulge in

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