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  • v. Past tense of to lap.
  • adj. Being one or more laps behind in a race.


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  • And saves a city by a word lapped 'neath a pigeon's wing!


  • The clink of gold coins lapped on the kitchen table.

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  • Dead Snow (tagline: "Ein, Zwei, Die") is currently the second most popular movie at the Norwegian box office - ironically behind a very serious second world war movie called lapped up all that gore in the snow.

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  • The Press Complaints Commission enjoyed mainstream coverage this week, as newspaper titles lapped up the comments of the body's chair, Lady Peta Buscombe, at the Society of Editors 'conference: she not only called for greater press support, but cited evidence allegedly showing that 6,000 attempted phone hackings were' wrongly quoted 'by solicitor Mark Lewis in the House of Commons.

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  • "A lot of schools 'lapped' us," says Lise Goddard, Midland's Director of Environmental Programs.

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  • So when the foreign countries sent their cheaper tax - free products we "lapped" them up.

    Buying American

  • You see a Nile, the river, everything is very easygoing, and they just kind of lapped (ph), go along.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2002

  • Some of the joints were 'lapped' and some were butted, and two or three weeks after the owner of the house moved in, as the paper became more dry, the joints began to open and to show the white plaster of the wall, and then Owen had to go there with a small pot of crimson paint and a little brush, and touch out the white line.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Included in the line are several features, such as lapped guide-ways, a reference system that retains the zero position setting, and an increased number of product options and accessories.

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  • The last pitiful dribbles of muddy water lapped at the concrete platform he stood on.

    CATCHING THE BIG ONE • by Morley Young


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