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noun as in wash

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Pick a distance — the Thankful Turkey half-marathon, 10K or 5K — and then a route, such as the two laps and change around Central Park for the half-marathon.

The complaint alleged that a student was restrained with a lap belt on several days during lunch, art and morning circle time, upsetting the student and causing him or her to kick and hit.

One distinctively non-cubic rock formation lies on the coast of Northern Ireland, where waves lap against tens of thousands of basalt columns.

I keep a big, hardcover book next to my couch for when I want to edit photos in Lightroom with the computer on my lap.

Elin had mentioned that fidget lap quilts with buttons, pockets and zippers can help keep people with dementia busy and give them something to do with their hands when they become agitated.

And now the floodwaters are even lapping at the gates of Windsor Castle, as the River Thames has burst its banks.

Conservatives are lapping liberals in the post-Citizens United fundraising game, writes John Avlon.

A black animal was lapping the water where the river curved to the northwest, about three hundred feet distant.

Third, by lapping the colored straws desired in the border, upon the projecting ends of the straws of the body of the mat.

Never had Dalgard penetrated into the cave cities of the sea folk before without inquiries and open welcome lapping about him.

He could hear the water lapping against the wounded hull, but he could not even see the crack.

The boat was put close up to the broad steps against which the tide was lapping its lazy wave.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lapping, such as: eddy, flow, gush, heave, murmur, and roll.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.