French translation of 'lapping'
Example Sentences Including 'lapping'
The ripples on the water grew and came closer; some were already lapping on the shore.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
There was the sound of water lapping - a pool, a jacuzzi - the sight of a coffee shop; gratifying smells.The Image of Laura
He always eats like a dog anyway & has now become quite proficient at lapping water from a bowl.AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
Trends of 'lapping'
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- [of track]
tour m (de piste)
⇒ I ran ten laps.
J'ai couru 10 tours.
- [of swimming pool]
⇒ I swam ten laps.
J'ai nagé 10 longueurs.
- (= knee)
on my lap
sur mes genouxin my lap
sur mes genoux
⇒ The child was asleep in her lap.
L'enfant était endormi sur ses genoux.to be in the lap of the gods (= dependent on luck)
être entre les mains de Dieuto live in the lap of luxury
vivre dans le luxe
- (= drink) [milk, water]
prendre un tour à
⇒ He had begun to lap the back markers.
Il avait presque pris un tour aux retardataires.
prendre une longueur à
clapoterto lap against sth [waves, water]
clapoter contre qch
Example Sentences Including 'lap'
They'd finished eating and Marianne was lying down with her head in the man's lap.THE EXECUTION (2002)
A pragmatist, she didn't waste time reproaching her former employee for scooping the story out of her lap.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
I sat with my hands in my lap , I didn't drink the tea he gave me.THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE (2002)
Translation of lapping from the Collins English to French Dictionary