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(noun) 
Definition
one circuit of a racecourse or track
the last lap of the race
Synonyms
circuit
She made a slow circuit of the room.
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course
On the Tour de France, 200 cyclists cover a course of 2,000 miles.
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round
The consultant did his morning round.
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tour
a cricket tour of the West indies
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leg
The first leg of the journey was by boat.
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circle
The flag was red with a large white circle.
The monument consists of a circle of gigantic stones.
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orbit
the point at which the planet's orbit is closest to the sun
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(verb) 
Definition
to overtake (an opponent) in a race so as to be one or more circuits ahead
He was caught out while lapping a slower rider.
Synonyms
overtake
He overtook the truck and pulled into the inside lane.
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pass
A car passed me going quite fast.
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leave behind
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go past
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get ahead of
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outdistance
He managed to outdistance his pursuers.
(verb) 
Definition
to enfold or wrap around
Synonyms
wrap
She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
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turn
As the wheel turned, the potter shaped the clay.
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cover
He covered his head with a turban.
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twist
She twisted her hair into a bun.
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fold
an object folded neatly in tissue-paper
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swathe
She swathed herself in thin black fabrics.
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envelop
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
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swaddle
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enfold
Wood was comfortably enfolded in a woolly dressing-gown.
(verb) 
Definition
(of small waves) to wash against (the shore or a boat) with light splashing sounds
the water that lapped against the pillars of the pier
Synonyms
ripple
Throw a pebble in a pool and it ripples.
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wash
The sea washed against the shore.
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splash
waves splashing against the side of the boat
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gurgle
a narrow channel along which water gurgles
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slosh
The water sloshed around the bridge.
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purl
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plash
(verb) 
Definition
(esp. of animals) to scoop (a liquid) into the mouth with the tongue
The kitten lapped milk from a dish.
Synonyms
drink
He drank his cup of tea.
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sip
Jessica sipped her drink thoughtfully.
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lick
The dog licked the man's hand excitedly.
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swallow
He poured himself a glass of water and swallowed it down.
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gulp
She quickly gulped her tea.
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sup

phrasal verb

See lap something up

Additional synonyms

in the sense of circle
Definition
something formed or arranged in the shape of a circle
The flag was red with a large white circle.The monument consists of a circle of gigantic stones.
in the sense of course
Definition
an area on which a sport is played or a race is held
On the Tour de France, 200 cyclists cover a course of 2,000 miles.
Synonyms
cinder track,
in the sense of cover
Definition
to put a garment on
He covered his head with a turban.

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