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lace

 (lās)
n.
1. A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
2. A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework.
3. Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.
v. laced, lac·ing, lac·es
v.tr.
1. To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.
2.
a. To draw together and tie the laces of.
b. To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.
3. To pull or pass through; intertwine: lace garlands through a trellis.
4. To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.
5.
a. To add a touch of flavor to: "today's chefs love to lace their goods with lively, pronounced flavors" (David Rosengarten).
b. To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to: laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.
c. To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect: "Quacks now lace their pitch with scientific terms that may sound authentic to the uninformed" (Jane E. Brody).
6. To streak with color.
7. To give a beating to; thrash: laced his opponent in the second round.
v.intr.
To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.
Phrasal Verb:
lace into Informal
To attack; assail: laced into me for arriving so late.

[Middle English, from Old French las, noose, string, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, from Latin laqueus, noose; probably akin to lacere, to entice, ensnare.]

lace′less adj.
lac′er n.

lace into

vb
(intr, preposition) to attack violently, either verbally or physically
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lace into - hit violently, as in an attack
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
Translations

w>lace into

vi +prep obj to lace into somebody (verbally) → jdm eine Standpauke halten, jdn anschnauzen (inf); (physically) → auf jdn losgehen, jdn verprügeln
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Caption: A retreat participant works her lace into a dove pattern.
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