lapping lapping  /ˈlæ pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
  2. (n) an area of control or responsibility
  3. (n) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
  4. (n) a flap that lies over another part
  5. (n) movement once around a course
  6. (n) touching with the tongue
  7. (v) lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
  8. (v) pass the tongue over
  9. (v) move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
  10. (v) take up with the tongue
  11. (v) wash or flow against
  12. (n) covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

Usage(s):

  1. I immediately jumped from my chair and started running through the rice fields and over the railroad tracks until I was standing on the shore with the water lapping at my slippers.
  2. But the young Serbian kids pressed up against the security fence were lapping it all up, singing along lustily to three hours of her hits.
  3. Thai audiences are lapping up a controversial movie that deals with gay and transsexual issues.

News

  1. High water at Lodi Lake worries city officials; WID chief says no danger of property damage

    Water lapping dangerously close to motorists driving along the back side of Lodi Lake.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

  2. Terrebonne tribe struggles to preserve its way of life

    Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebonne Parish, is down to the last bag of shrimp she froze in late April 2010 after the BP spill. The state opened the shrimp season early that spring before oil began lapping at the coast.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Louisiana Weekly

  3. Beach dreams

    I’ve been daydreaming of the beach the past few days. No particular beach, mind you. It could be Edisto, Folly, Hunting Island, Tybee, the Outer Banks, Virginia Beach, Ocean City, Dauphin Island — it doesn’t matter. Just a white stretch of sand with a cool sea breeze blowing, waves lapping at my toes and formations of brown pelicans patrolling overhead for tasty morsels from the ocean.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Times and Democrat

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Quotes

  1. About the final incident that ended his night, Kyle Busch said, "I was out there on old tires two laps away from pitting and I was lapping the 42 (Juan Pablo Montoya) and trying to stay away from the 11 (Denny Hamlin). He was going low, I was trying...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Kyle Busch Source: Motorsport.com

  2. "All of our lines of business performed at or above our expectations, enabling us to generate strong division profit growth while lapping last year's best quarter," Chief Executive Indra Nooyi said in a statement.
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Indra Nooyi Source: USA Today

  3. Angus MacNeil, the SNP MP whose complaint sparked the Met's inquiry, said: "Water is now lapping around Blair's neck. This investigation is now right inside the door of No 10."
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Angus MacNeil Source: guardian.co.uk

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