Part of speech: verb

To pass gradually; glide; slip; to pass out of possession, as a title to property; become void.

Part of speech: noun

A slipping or passing away; failure; error.

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Usage examples "laps":

  1. A prominent white- faced figure " 2" laps over the lower centre point of the oval and shield, dividing the words " Two Cents." - "History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America", John Kerr Tiffany.
  2. She laps it up very fast. - "Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad", Various.
  3. First come first served, and the early bird laps up the cream. - "Shorty McCabe on the Job", Sewell Ford.