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English definition of “lace”

lace

noun uk   /leɪs/ us  

lace noun (MATERIAL)

[U] a decorative cloth made by twisting thin thread in delicate patterns with holes in them: lace curtainsTextiles made from natural fibres

lace noun (STRING)

[C usually plural] a string that you use to fasten openings, especially in shoes, by putting it through two lines of small holes and tying the ends together: Your shoe laces are undone.Shoes and shoemaking

lace

verb [T] uk   /leɪs/ us  

lace verb [T] (ADD ALCOHOL)

to add alcohol or drugs to food or drink, often secretly: coffee laced with brandyDrinking alcohol

lace verb [T] (STRING)

to put the lace of a shoe or boot through its holes, or to fasten a shoe or boot by tying a laceFastening clothing and textiles
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(Definition of lace from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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