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Noun: lacing  ley-sing
  1. A small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
     
  2. A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    - lace
     
  3. The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    - beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, trouncing, whacking, hiding
Verb: lace  leys
  1. Spin,wind, or twist together
    "lace the ribbons";
    - intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace
     
  2. (handicraft) make by braiding or interlacing
    "lace a tablecloth";
    - braid, plait
     
  3. (handicraft) do lacework
    "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
     
  4. Draw through eyes or holes
    "lace the shoelaces";
    - lace up
     
  5. (cooking) add alcohol to (beverages)
    "the punch is laced!";
    - spike, fortify

Derived forms: lacings

Type of: alter, bind, booze, change, cord, corporal punishment, distort, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, modify, spirit [Brit], spirits [Brit], strong drink, tie, tissue, twine, twist, weave

Part of: shoe

Encyclopedia: Lacing

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