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lap  

[1]  
      n  
1    the area formed by the upper surface of the thighs of a seated person  
2      (Also called)    lapful   the amount held in one's lap  
3    a protected place or environment  
in the lap of luxury     
4    any of various hollow or depressed areas, such as a hollow in the land  
5    the part of one's clothing that covers the lap  
6    drop in someone's lap   give someone the responsibility of  
7    in the lap of the gods   beyond human control and power  
     (Old English læppa flap; see lobe, lappet, lop2)  
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lap   [2]  
      n  
1    one circuit of a racecourse or track  
2    a stage or part of a journey, race, etc.  
3   
a    an overlapping part or projection  
b    the extent of overlap  
4    the length of material needed to go around an object  
5    a rotating disc coated with fine abrasive for polishing gemstones  
6    any device for bedding mechanical components together using a fine abrasive to polish the mating surfaces  
7      (Metallurgy)   a defect in rolled metals caused by the folding of a fin onto the surface  
8    a sheet or band of fibres, such as cotton, prepared for further processing  
      vb   , laps, lapping, lapped  
9    tr   to wrap or fold (around or over)  
he lapped a bandage around his wrist     
10    tr   to enclose or envelop in  
he lapped his wrist in a bandage     
11    to place or lie partly or completely over or project beyond  
12    tr; usually passive   to envelop or surround with comfort, love, etc.  
lapped in luxury     
13    intr   to be folded  
14    tr   to overtake (an opponent) in a race so as to be one or more circuits ahead  
15    tr   to polish or cut (a workpiece, gemstone, etc.) with a fine abrasive, esp. to hone (mating metal parts) against each other with an abrasive  
16    to form (fibres) into a sheet or band  
     (C13 (in the sense: to wrap): probably from lap1)  
  lapper      n  

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lap   [3]  
      vb   , laps, lapping, lapped  
1    (of small waves) to wash against (a shore, boat, etc.), usually with light splashing sounds  
2    often foll by: up   (esp. of animals) to scoop (a liquid) into the mouth with the tongue  
      n  
3    the act or sound of lapping  
4    a thin food for dogs or other animals,   (See also)        lap up  
     (Old English lapian; related to Old High German laffan, Latin lambere, Greek laptein)  
  lapper      n  

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lap  

[1]  
1   
      n   circle, circuit, course, distance, loop, orbit, round, tour  
2   
      vb   cover, enfold, envelop, fold, swaddle, swathe, turn, twist, wrap  

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lap   [2]  
      vb  
1    gurgle, plash, purl, ripple, slap, splash, swish, wash  
2    drink, lick, sip, sup  

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drop into one's lap exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons

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