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Noun: lapping  la-ping
  1. Covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
    - imbrication, overlapping
Verb: lap (lapped,lapping)  lap
  1. Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
     
  2. Pass the tongue over
    "the dog lapped her hand";
    - lick
     
  3. Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    "The bubbles lapped around in the glass";
    - swish, swosh, swoosh
     
  4. Take up with the tongue
    "The cat lapped up the milk";
    - lap up, lick
     
  5. (of a liquid, esp. water) flow against
    "the waves lapped the shore";
    - lave, wash
     
  6. (sports) overtake a straggler in a race by completing one more lap than them

Derived forms: lappings

Type of: covering, drink, flow, go, imbibe, lie, sound, stroke

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