AskDefine | Define lacing

Dictionary Definition



1 a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
2 a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment) [syn: lace]
3 the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows [syn: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, trouncing, whacking]

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  1. present participle of lace

Extensive Definition

Lace is a lightweight fabric patterned with open holes.
Lace may refer to:
  • Shoelace, a thin cord fitted to shoes to keep the shoes in place
In Music:
Other uses:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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