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lap

noun  us   /læp/

lap noun (LEGS)

[C usually sing] the top surface of the upper part of the legs of a person who is sitting down: Come and sit on my lap and I’ll read you a story.

lap noun (RACING)

[C] one complete trip around a race track or from one end of a swimming pool to the other: Each lap of the track is 400 meters.

lap

verb [I/T]  us   /læp/ (-pp-)

lap verb [I/T] (HIT GENTLY)

(of waves) to hit something gently, producing low sounds: [I/T] Waves lapped (at) the shore.
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