Definition of 'lap'
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Example sentences containing 'lap'
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We decided to go for another lap and then tried to pit to fix it and then there was no time. The Sun (2016)I have been pushing from lap one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But once the drivers leave for their formation lap before the race, they have to think for themselves. The Sun (2016)Of course we all lap up the details, but the sheer volume of wandering trousers in the modern age has blunted moral outrage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet he then forced us to run laps around between 1am and 2am. The Sun (2017)A test of courage as well as skill, with 30 obstacles over an extended four miles over two laps! The Sun (2016)The last two laps were the toughest two laps of my entire career. Times, Sunday Times (2008)From there they watched as the wave lapped around their house. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The pool is ideal for soaking up the autumn sunshine and swimming long laps. The Sun (2012)We know it is one lap that we struggle with. The Sun (2010)Within the space of a single lap the whole course had been turned to a quagmire. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This wave is now lapping at our shores. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those present began to cheer as the courageous man completed the final lap of the race. Christianity Today (2000)This is a fine thing to be able to do when sitting in the lap of luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We agree he can have another lap to balance things. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its tastefully appointed rooms are grouped around two elegant lap pools in a beautiful garden. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She ran the first lap in just over a minute as the adrenalin pumped through her. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was all left to the last two laps. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some horses complete two laps of the course before their riders realise. The Sun (2015)Maybe another cup of coffee while watching the waves lap the shore. The Sun (2016)They will also get a passenger ride with a highly trained driver on a hot lap of the circuit. The Sun (2016)Take a lap around your building. The Sun (2009)But two more decisive moments lay ahead after 52 laps. Times, Sunday Times (2011)With a hugely impressive display over the 52 laps of the track. The Sun (2011)With two laps to go he moved past the Spaniard into first place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's the longest lap dance in history. The Sun (2009)So, you can hear that motivational track when one more lap would otherwise be too much. The Sun (2013)She did not need to take such a risk in the opening lap of a race with a medal very much in her grasp. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But which hoops can handle a sporty road ride AND the odd lap on the track too? The Sun (2010)But my goal was to get pole and my last two laps were the best I had all weekend. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'lap'
British English: lap /læp/ NOUN
Your lap is the flat area formed by your thighs when you are sitting down.
She waited quietly with her hands in her lap.
- American English: lap
- Arabic: حُضْنٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: colo
- Chinese: 大腿的上方
- Croatian: krilo
- Czech: klín část těla
- Danish: skød
- Dutch: schoot
- European Spanish: regazo
- Finnish: syli
- French: tour piste
- German: Schoß
- Greek: γόνατα
- Italian: grembo
- Japanese: ひざ
- Korean: 무릎
- Norwegian: fang
- Polish: kolana
- European Portuguese: colo
- Romanian: poală
- Russian: колени
- Spanish: regazo
- Swedish: knä
- Thai: ตัก
- Turkish: kucak
- Ukrainian: коліна
- Vietnamese: lòng ngồi vào
British English: lap VERB
In a race, if you lap another competitor, you go past them while they are still on the previous lap.
He was caught out while lapping a slower rider.
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