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English definition of “lap”


noun (RACING)    /læp/
B2 [C] a complete journey around a race track that is repeated several times during a competition : He recorded the fastest lap in last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix . After a strong start , she was passed by several runners in/on the final /last lap and finished ninth.AthleticsMotor racingParts and stages of competitions lap of honour UK (US victory lap) a journey around a track or sports field that is made by a winner of a race or a team that has won a game Parts and stages of competitions
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