Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(of body)falda feminineregazo masculine literaryhe sat on his father's lap — se sentó en la falda / en las rodillas de su padre
- The lower portion of the belt should be flat across the lap and as low as possible on the hip so that the impact is spread across the hip-bones rather than the abdomen.
- His head lies on her lap with his arms wrapped around her waist.
- I turned towards Alex and sat down on his lap with my knees on either side of his body, facing him.
- Jenny had to sit on Karina's lap in the front seat.
- But at this very moment, her knee was on my lap, shoulder right in front of my chest.
- She put both hands flat on her lap, then reached them up again to mend the damage she'd done to her hair.
- She was seated on his lap as he sat by the window, looking out at the sunset.
- I can remember sitting in their laps, their arms around my waist, their hands resting on my thigh.
- I was sitting on his lap, with his arms around my waist and my hands on top of his.
- Cowed by their mother's earlier outburst, they were silently gazing into their laps, hands on knees.
- Evan was seated on her lap using his fingers to eat.
- There are too many youngsters sitting on an adult's lap in the front seat or standing up in the rear of the car between the front seats.
- When the time for sleep came, heads fell on thighs and into laps, feet rested on arms and heads, bodies sprawled everywhere.
- I smiled a little and moved my hands from my lap to the hand sitting on his knee.
- Georgie is lying with her head and shoulders on Gabe's lap and her legs raised and resting on the wall of the stage.
- Oliver was already seated on my lap and Troy climbed up and sat next to Caleb.
- Lower your torso to your lap, hanging your arms over your legs for 30 seconds.
- She turns, raising her face to see me, her hand falling slowly to her lap, lower lip trembling.
- They sat in a circle, their sketch books on their laps or bended knees, though none of them seemed to be paying attention to their work.
- So after much weeping moaning and gnashing of teeth I was finally forced to suffer the indignity of sitting on Santa's lap or rather knee.
- He also holds the track record for most laps led by a race winner, 162.
- The Stewart household has an old videotape, which contains just the final three laps of a track race in 1970.
- Unfortunately it wasn't to be as he spun off the track on the sixth lap of the race.
- The race finished with five laps of a challenging circuit that included one short, but difficult, climb.
- The actual test involved the women driving five laps around the race track, initially with an instructor then on their own.
- Last year, he topped practice and qualifying, won all three races and broke the lap record.
- Despite starting from the back of the grid, they dominated every race and broke the lap record.
- But in the final laps of a close race, friends and family fade to black against the overpowering compulsion to win.
- The champion might not be known until the final lap of the final race.
- The closed circuit races have more laps to them and the rallies are typically a bit longer.
- No fully rational man would try to pass there, particularly on the final lap of the final race of the season.
- Last summer, the former army sergeant was forced to again race over two laps rather than the metric mile at the World Championships due to a lack of training after picking up a calf injury.
- Various classes of competitors take 10 laps around the dirt track to qualify for the 20 lap trophy races.
- Identifying an adjustment that works in testing might carry a car from 15th after a pit stop to fifth in only a few laps during the race.
- Still the same are five-point bonuses for leading a lap and leading the most laps of a race.
- The No.20 car consistently has gained points - leading a lap in 14 races and leading the most laps in four.
- If a crash extends a race with additional yellow-flag laps and a car runs into fuel trouble waiting for the green flag to drop, well, that's racing.
- The only exception is the Daytona 500, which uses two qualifying races and qualifying laps to determine the starting grid.
- He has three top-five finishes and has led laps in seven races.
- Basically, rule No.1 will be to stay out of trouble and stay in line until about the last 75 laps of the race.
- It also had an eight-lane pool were people swam laps and dove on the diving board.
- They all started swimming their laps around the pool.
- If swimming some laps at the local pool isn't hardcore enough for you, there's no better time to join a gym and replace that hour on the couch with an hour on the treadmill.
- During her free period she ditched all her clubs and swam laps in the pool, she thought it would help clear her head but she didn't succeed.
- He was swimming laps in the pool, trying to burn off his nervousness.
- I didn't hesitate and a moment later I was swimming laps in the pool.
- He swam 27 laps in a pool most mornings, because he liked to do things that were divisible by three.
- On these days, I'll take long evening walks with my husband or swim a few easy laps in the pool to unwind.
- When it finished, I started swimming laps around the pool, just for something to do.
- After that, it is time for the advanced learners to progress to swimming laps around the pool.
- As the two women charged down the pool on the second lap with Quann clearly in the lead, the crowd rose to its feet and beseeched her for a world record.
- Swimmers are asked to swim as many laps as possible in 30 minutes.
- To prove my point, I slid under the water and swam a lap across the pool.
- I dove in and swam a couple of laps before diving a few times off the diving board.
- As for the younger members, they should be able to swim one full lap in the pool before they join.
- Jason got in the pool and proceeded to swim some laps.
- When you are in the pool, swim a few laps instead of just floating.
- When she got down to the pool, Liam was underwater, doing a few laps down the length of the pool.
- After weights, he would do twenty laps in his pool (which was, luckily, heated) and then eat a light lunch.
- Lucas finished his last lap of the pool late on Wednesday night.
2(stage)etapa femininethe first lap of the journey — la primera etapa del viaje
- The Brahmaputra, in the last lap of its journey to the Bay of Bengal, bifurcates into a number of channels in the district.
- We motored down from Kochi, but had to cover the last lap of the journey by motor boat along a narrow canal.
- All talk of the war being over was nonsense, and here were the trucks to take them on the first lap of their journey to death.
- It appeared as though their singing paved the way for the last lap of her earthly journey.
- But the final lap of the journey makes it all worthwhile.
- Next morning we had time for a quick dip in the ocean after breakfast before setting out on what was really the last lap of the journey.
- The final lap of my walk took me up to a viewpoint called the Battlements and on a clear day I could see Darwen Moors.
transitive verb lapping, lapped, lapped
1(opponent) sacarle una vuelta de ventaja a
- If riders were lapped, they were required to pull out of the race.
- If not, during the race I lapped Rubens, so I guess the Bridgestone weren't that competitive at the end, compared with the Michelin.
- At one point I thought she was going to be the first person to be lapped in a 100m race.
- Both athletes were lapped, but recorded personal bests.
- At the back of the pack Sunderland are so far off the pace and in danger of being lapped, while West Bromwich Albion also look close to collapse as they stagger towards the finishing line.
- If a slow car is in jeopardy of getting lapped by the leader, a flip of the switch can drop a piece of metal on the track that consequently will force a caution flag.
- Any riders who are lapped are removed from the race.
- Evil Laura won't slow down, and near the end of the race I am intent on lapping Lauren.
- Of the others, one runner miscounted his circuits and ran one lap too few, and the other gave up after being lapped by all four Harriers competitors.
- Lewin was struggling for grip in the latter laps and could mount no further chase of the flying leader, and was himself lapped on the final tour.
- ‘Three times when a faster car was lapping us, Jonny followed into the gap made by the faster car, so I really had to defend hard,’ said Jordan.
- He still was lapping him, but Carter was actually third, a good distance between him and mass of students behind him.
- It was when she was lapping me that I started to get really frustrated.
- In the second session, the car felt much better - my biggest drama in the darkness was lapping some of the slower cars.
- Traffic is going to be an issue with the DPs and we'll be lapping the slower cars in GT pretty quickly.
- Didier was ninth after a few laps but then got stuck behind Donoso, who had already been lapped.
- After running very consistently, the Sauber drivers Heidfeld and Raikkonen came in 6th and 7th, although lapped by the flying world champion.
- On that occasion, he lapped David Davies of Great Britain.
- Every time she lapped Nicki and Jen, who were running with each other, she made sure they knew exactly how many laps behind her they were.
- He was back and ready for the Championship race however and finished sixth of nine in a group of airplanes that had been lapped by the four leaders.
intransitive verb lapping, lapped, lapped
1dar la vuelta
- With the competitors lapping once every three minutes and racing in total for over an hour there is plenty of spectacular action.
- As the laps unwound, the pack split into two groups and the leaders were lapping slower competitors by the ninth lap.
- Maldonado scored some very fast laps and took a good advantage, lapping 2/3 tenths faster than all the other drivers.
- The championship leader headed a pack of very closely matched cars as Damien Faulkner, Tim Harvey and Jason Templeman all lapped within six tenths of a second of Westbrook's fastest time.
- With these frustrating issues behind them both drivers lapped competitively for the remainder of the race bringing the car home in 14th place.
- Fildes, meanwhile, made a fine start to his Porsche racing, lapping in a comfortable fourth place.
- Miguel, who had not driven the car before Friday's free practice, lapped competitively throughout the third stint to maintain the teams overall position.
- If more than one rider laps the field, a common occurrence, then the winner is the one with the most points.
- McCormick started the three-hour race and got straight into his stride, lapping faster than ever during his 75-minute stint.
- Harvey also drove the car of his team mate Steve Clark and lapped in 1m10.145s.
- The two Renaults found the perfect mix of tyres and chassis set-up, and suddenly Webber's time was history as Monaco winner Trulli lapped in 1:56.232.
- But the red cars were certainly not sandbagging; Schumacher lapped faster than he had in qualifying when he set the fastest time on lap 29.
- Mika, celebrating his 100th grand prix start, lapped in 1m18.234 and I was just marginally slower at 1:18.292.
- The top three drivers all lapped under the existing lap record for Snetterton, set by American Pat Long in August 2003.
- Harvey (Team RPM) posted the best time in the dry session lapping in 1m10.502s.
- Jarvis finished fifth in round ten and second in the first race, six seconds behind Storckenfeldt who was lapping a second a lap quicker at some points.
- Meira, the first driver to make a qualifying attempt, lapped the 1.33-mile oval in 23.2874 seconds, 200.967 mph.
- The Scot, 29, just nine points behind second-placed Bruno Junqueira in the series, lapped the two-mile oval in 31.384 seconds, an average of 232.743 mph.
- Franchitti lapped the one-mile oval in 22.878 seconds, an average of 162.392 mph, to be an unlucky 13th quickest more than half-a-second off the pace of provisional pole-sitter, Brazilian Helio Castroneves.
- The 28-year-old from Bathgate lapped the two-mile oval in 32.427 seconds, an average of 222.037 mph - but found himself 0.6 sec off provisional pole position.
transitive verb lapping, lapped, lapped
1(splash against)(shore/bank) lamer literary(shore/bank) besar literary
- Joel cut the motor, the only sound was the water lapping the side of the skiff.
- The scenery is magnificent throughout and the pristine waters lapping these shores contain a rich store of life.
- The pristine waters lapping its shores contain a rich store of life.
- The water lapped a short distance away from their feet, filling the companionable silence as their eyes perused the darkness.
- To the west, the indigo-blue waters of Pamlico Sound lap grassy marshes thick with egrets and blue herons.
- I'd expected to climb up the dike and see the water lapping the top of it on the other side!
- A cleaner on his way home from work feared he would die as water lapped his chin when he became trapped in his car in Fairfield.
- Some residents of Lincoln Street were stranded in their own homes as water lapped doors at the front and back of their homes yesterday.
- As water lapped the front of his pub, Keith feared the worst - but the waters held back, leaving Keith a happy man.
- It was something that would not have been attempted prior to the drainage project when the waters of the lake lapped the roadside at Pontoon.
- Their photographs confirm it was frequent to find nests in deeply flooded reedbeds with water lapping the nest edges.
- Later, another slave hears ‘the earth whispering, the water lapping the bank with a black tongue’.
- All that is left is to sit back, relax and enjoy the cadence of the waves lapping the shore and the sounds of music and laughter from the lively streets of Soufriere.
- As I paused to peer down at the boat, I saw two huge goldfish surface from the slow green water then dive creating ripples that lapped the banks where straggly willows stooped heavy with catkins.
- But the sound of Neptune's fateful waves lapping the nearby shore is masterly.
- I remembered the young soldier on the cliff top standing with me in silence as we looked down at the peaceful waves lapping the shore beneath us.
- The sound of lake water lapping on the shore was a constant reminder of the fact that we were on an island.
- The sun is shining, the birds are twittering, palm fronds are waving lazily in the breeze and waves are lapping the shoreline.
- Tonight, as last night, it's just a towpath used by people walking their dogs and a black river lapping the bank.
- A few hours later, the sun is setting as gentle aquamarine surf laps a few feet from the reclining beach chairs.
2(water/milk) beber a lengüetazos
- ‘I heard one of my dogs lapping water out of a tree when we was up back of my cabin last week,’ he drawled.
- On its own, it is rather disturbing and baffling, in particular the clip where a tiny man is licking the camera lens, which turns into a cat lapping up a saucer of milk.
- Adele looks him over like a cat lapping up cream, obviously finding little fault with his appearance.
- Unlike most dogs, she doesn't use her tongue to lap up the liquid.
- The scrub jay drinks by lapping up the water and then tilting his head back in order to swallow, while the mourning dove dips his beak deep into the water and sips away.
- A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store, and he does a double take.
- She squeezed a finger into the frightening hole in her cranium to stop the bleeding in traditional dyke plugging fashion, leaned over and began lapping up the liquid like a thirsty feline would with a saucer of milk.
- He moves over to the spoon and begins lapping up the heavenly liquid.
- ‘Here you go, sweetheart,’ she swooned as the kitten hastily lapped up the milk with its little pink tongue.
- It didn't take long to follow the trail of flowers and water to find the culprit: my kitty Arthur, who was lapping up the water, as nonchalant as could be!
- Sa Joe explained that if a person dreamed of a cat lapping a plate of milk then the sheet would provide a number representing a cat, another number for a plate and a number for milk.
- We see him fall to the ground, still holding the hose, from which a small dog starts lapping in a slo-mo sequence, adding humor to the tragedy.
- Once back in her native Harrogate, the problem was solved with Brooke once again lapping up the local tap water.
- When he got enough, he lapped the water with his tongue, feeling a bit cooler.
- All the dogs I saw growing up spent their hot Oklahoma summer days lazing under a shade tree, lapping up cool water and scratching themselves.
- Flying foxes have a long bristly tongue that's great for lapping up juicy fruit, and for licking and grooming themselves and their friends!
- As his muzzle touched the water, his tongue lapped at it, his ears pricked up, and his eyes opened weakly.
- If you can make out a soft purr, or a meow, or maybe the gentle sound of milk being lapped up from a dish, do not assume that your ears are deceiving you.
intransitive verb lapping, lapped, lapped
1(splash)chapalearto lap against sthliterary — lamer / besar algo
1(of wave)chapaleteo masculinechapaleo masculine
- You've got to like wind in the trees, sun on the water, the lap of waves against rock.
- All he could hear was the wind sighing in the trees and the soft lap of water against the wall surrounding the lake.
- He listened to the ship, hearing the creaking and the lap of water against the hull.
- The gentle lap of waves on Sandymount Strand and the long sandy walks on Dollymount Strand are a vital tonic for many of Dublin's citizens.