lace Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “lace” in the English Dictionary

"lace" in British English

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lacenoun

uk   us   /leɪs/

lace noun (MATERIAL)

[U] a ​decorativecloth made by ​twistingthinthread in ​delicatepatterns with ​holes in them: lace ​curtains

lace noun (STRING)

[C usually plural] a ​string that you use to ​fastenopenings, ​especially in ​shoes, by putting it through two ​lines of ​smallholes and ​tying the ​ends together: Your shoe laces are ​undone.

laceverb [T]

uk   us   /leɪs/

lace verb [T] (ADD ALCOHOL)

to ​addalcohol or ​drugs to ​food or ​drink, often ​secretly: coffee laced withbrandy

lace verb [T] (STRING)

to put the lace of a ​shoe or ​boot through ​itsholes, or to ​fasten a ​shoe or ​boot by ​tying a lace
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of lace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lace" in American English

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lacenoun

 us   /leɪs/

lace noun (MATERIAL)

[U] a ​decorativecloth that is made by ​weavingthinthread into ​delicatepatterns having ​smallspaces within them: a lace ​curtain/​handkerchief

lace noun (CORD)

[C usually pl] a ​cord used to ​close a ​shoe or ​boot; shoelace : Your laces are ​untied.
lace (up)
verb [T]  us   /leɪs (ʌp)/
She laced her ​boots.
(Definition of lace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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