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lap

noun [C]
 
 
/læp/
BODY B2 Your lap is the top part of your legs when you are sitting down: Sit on my lap and I'll read you a story.The leg
RACE B2 one journey around a circular race track: He's two laps behind the leaders.AthleticsMotor racingParts and stages of competitions
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