Meaning of LAP in English

LAP

I.

noun circuit

ADJECTIVE

▪ first , opening ( BrE )

▪ final , last

▪ victory

I skated a victory ~ around the rink.

▪ fast ( esp. BrE )

The fastest ~ was completed at 208 mph.

VERB + LAP

▪ complete , do , finish , take

He took a quick ~ around the empty rink.

▪ race , run , swim ( AmE )

He was swimming ~s in the pool.

LAP + NOUN

▪ record ( BrE )

He set a new ~ record.

▪ pool ( AmE )

an indoor heated ~ pool

PREPOSITION

▪ on the … ~

He tripped and fell on the final ~.

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of honour/honor

The winner did a ~ of honour/honor.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ gently , softly

PREPOSITION

▪ against

The waves lapped gently against the side of the ship.

▪ around

The water lapped around his ankles.

▪ at

The waves lapped at his feet.

▪ over

The freezing water lapped over her boots.

Lap is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ water , ↑ wave

Lap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ shore

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .