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lap3

lap3

pronunciation:
laep
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lapped, lapping, laps
definition 1: to lightly splash or slap against.
Waves lapped the shore with a soothing sound.
 
synonyms:
plash, slap against
similar words:
lick, splash
definition 2: to lick up with the tongue, as drink or food (often fol. by up).
The cat was lapping up the milk.
synonyms:
lick, tongue
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to wash up on or slap against a surface with a gentle splash, as waves on a beach.
synonyms:
plash
similar words:
ripple, splash, swash
definition 2: to take something into the mouth by licking it up.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of licking up something.
synonyms:
lick
definition 2: a mouthful of something licked up.
a lap of water
synonyms:
lick
similar words:
sip
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