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English definition of “lap”

lap

verb (IN RACING)    /læp/ (-pp-)
[T] to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you: He finished last after being lapped twice by the leading runners.AthleticsMotor racingScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated [I] to make one complete journey around a trackAthleticsMotor racingCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
(Definition of lap verb (IN RACING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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