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1. Something that laces; a lace.
2. A touch of liquor added to a beverage or food.
3. Informal A beating or thrashing.
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1. (Building) chiefly Brit a course of bricks, stone, etc, for strengthening a rubble or flint wall
2. (Clothing & Fashion) another word for lace2, lace3
3. informal a severe beating (esp in the phrase give someone a lacing)
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(ˈleɪ sɪŋ)

1. the act of one that laces.
2. a beating; thrashing.
3. a small amount of liquor or any other substance added to food or drink.
4. a lace used for fastening, as in a shoe.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacing - a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
2.lacing - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)lacing - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
bootlace - a long lace for fastening boots
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
shoe lace, shoelace, shoestring, shoe string - a lace used for fastening shoes
3.lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blowslacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
flogging, lashing, whipping, flagellation, tanning - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
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n (of shoe)Schnürsenkel pl, → Schuhbänder pl; (of corset)Schnürung f; uniforms with gold lacinggoldbetresste Uniformen pl; tea with a lacing of rumTee mmit einem Schuss Rum
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This would not do; she immediately stopped, under pretence of having some alteration to make in the lacing of her halfboot, and stooping down in complete occupation of the footpath, begged them to have the goodness to walk on, and she would follow in half a minute.
The Leafy Lacing Tree is a fine motor activity designed for children with learning and neurological disabilities to create a 3-D tree complete with leaves and animals.
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The great thing about this style is that you can adjust the lacing to show as little or as much skin as you dare.