Definitions

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  • adjective of clothing Fastened with a lace.
  • adjective of a film Fixed in the sprockets of the projector.
  • adjective idiomatic Restrained; uptight.
  • adjective informal Ready for a fight (and numerous derived shades of meaning).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The tourists in neater shorts, looking prim and Midwestern in denim blues and whites, short white socks, laced-up shoes.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • He wears camouflage trousers and laced-up boots and a worn black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, the phrase REBEL: PUNK AND SKIN PRIDE, ANTI-FASCISTS on front.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Every few meters along the perimeter, imposing Mexican guards stand wearing cocked berets, navy trousers tucked into laced-up combat boots, and heavy fatigue vests.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Every few meters along the perimeter, imposing Mexican guards stand wearing cocked berets, navy trousers tucked into laced-up combat boots, and heavy fatigue vests.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Every few meters along the perimeter, imposing Mexican guards stand wearing cocked berets, navy trousers tucked into laced-up combat boots, and heavy fatigue vests.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • He wears camouflage trousers and laced-up boots and a worn black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, the phrase REBEL: PUNK AND SKIN PRIDE, ANTI-FASCISTS on front.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • There was the day he got spooked by a rattlesnake, fell and broke his ankle he spent the next few weeks jogging with a laced-up boot.

    My Last Day Without a Jog: 1971

  • He wears camouflage trousers and laced-up boots and a worn black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, the phrase REBEL: PUNK AND SKIN PRIDE, ANTI-FASCISTS on front.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Monáe's quiff comes loose a few times, disrupting the impression of a laced-up asexual dominatrix with her funk on.

    Janelle Monáe

  • I thought the ballet shoes were a laced-up corset left over from Valentine's day!

    World's Worst Pictionary Players

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