Synonyms of 'lap'
in the sense of enfold
to cover (something) by, or as if by, wrapping something round itWood was comfortably enfolded in a woolly dressing-gown.
in the sense of envelop
to cover, surround, or enclosethe thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
in the sense of fold
an object folded neatly in tissue-paper
in the sense of gulp
to swallow (a drink or food) rapidly in large mouthfulsShe quickly gulped her tea.
in the sense of gurgle
(of water) to make low bubbling noises when flowinga narrow channel along which water gurgles
in the sense of leg
a single stage, lap, or length in a relay raceThe first leg of the journey was by boat.
in the sense of lick
to pass the tongue over in order to taste, wet, or cleanThe dog licked the man's hand excitedly.
in the sense of orbit
the curved path followed by something, such as a heavenly body or spacecraft, in its motion around another bodythe point at which the planet's orbit is closest to the sun
in the sense of outdistance
to leave (other competitors) behind in a raceHe managed to outdistance his pursuers.
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Thesaurus for lap from the Collins English Thesaurus