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  1. lace
    IPA[lās]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. fasten or tighten (a shoe or garment) by tying the laces:

      he put the shoes on and laced them up
      Synonym : fasten, do up, tie up, secure, bind, knot, truss
    • 2. compress the waist of (someone) with a laced corset:

      Rosina laced her up tight to show off her neat, pretty waist
    • 3. fasten someone into (a garment) by tightening the laces:

      Morris laced Bill and David into boxing gloves
    • 4. (of a garment or shoe) be fastened by means of laces:

      the shoes laced at the front
    • 5. entwine or tangle (things, especially fingers) together:

      he laced his fingers together and sat back
    • 6. pass a lace or cord through (a hole):

      he laced the twine through the eyelets and pulled it tight
    • 7. add an ingredient, especially alcohol, to (a drink or dish) to enhance its flavor or strength:

      he gave us coffee laced with brandy
      Synonym : flavor, mix (in), blend, fortify, strengthen, stiffen, season, spice (up), imbue, infuse, enrich, enliven, liven up, doctor, adulterate, contaminate, drug, spike, boost
    • 8. give (something) a particular feature or quality:

      the script is laced with expletives her brown hair was laced with gray
    • 9. hit (something, especially a baseball) hard:

      he laced a double down the first-base line
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: lace, plural noun: laces

    • v.: verb: lace, 3rd person present: laces, gerund or present participle: lacing, past tense: laced, past participle: laced

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a fine open fabric of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread in patterns and used especially for trimming garments:

      braid used for trimming, especially on military dress uniforms:

    • verb

      fasten or tighten (a shoe or garment) by tying the laces:

      tighten a laced corset around the waist of:

    • noun

      the laced fastening of a shoe or garment:

      lace trimming, especially on a uniform.

    • adjective

      contaminated with a substance (usually harmful or toxic) present in small amounts:
    • noun

      the laced fastening of a shoe or garment:

      lace trimming, especially on a uniform.

    • adjective

      trimmed or fitted with lace or laces:
    • adjective

      (of a shoe or garment) fastened with laces:
    • noun

      a shoe or boot that is fastened with laces:
    • noun

      a small plant-eating bug that has a raised netlike pattern on the wings and upper surface.
    • noun

      lace made by hand with thread wound on bobbins.
    • assail or tackle (something)
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