AskDefine | Define lapped

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1 the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
2 an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
3 the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains" [syn: lap covering]
4 a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches" [syn: overlap]
5 movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" [syn: circle, circuit]
6 touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet" [syn: lick]


1 lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
2 pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" [syn: lick]
3 move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open" [syn: swish, swosh, swoosh]
4 take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" [syn: lap up, lick]
5 wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore" [syn: lave, wash] [also: lapping, lapped]lapped See lap

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Past tense of to lap.


  1. Being one or more laps behind in a race.
    • He had to pass the lapped cars on the racetrack.
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