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lace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Material & textiles, Clothes
ldoce_191_alacelace1 /leɪs/ ●○○ noun  1 [uncountable]TIM a fine cloth made with patterns of many very small holes a handkerchief trimmed with lace lace curtains2 ldoce_191.png [countable usually plural]DCC a string that is pulled through special holes in shoes or clothing to pull the edges together and fasten them syn shoelace
Examples from the Corpus
lacea lace wedding veilI was very pleased with the result and my friend thought it looked like fashion lace.It is possible to knit a bias strip of mesh lace to use as a collar.My arms and chest exploded with tiny laces of pain when I moved the weights the way he instructed me.
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lacelace2 verb [transitive]  1 (also lace up)TIE to fasten something by tying a lace syn tie Lace up your shoes or you’ll trip over.lace something to something The canvas was laced to a steel frame.2 DFDto add a small amount of alcohol or a drug to a drinklace something with something coffee laced with Irish whiskey3 BENDto weave or twist several things togetherlace something together Hannah laced her fingers together. lace something with something
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Examples from the Corpus
laceSmoke lay heavy on the far side of the water, laced eerily with threads of light from the blaze.Loops and spurs of railroad track laced it all together.He sits on the grass lacing stiff boots into a wreath of effort and breath.He then put the shoes on and laced them up.Dave laced up his running shoes and ran off.While Brown touted initiatives created in his tenure, some of the speech was laced with hyperbole.lace something with somethinghot chocolate laced with cinnamonA woman was poisoned with a soft drink laced with rat poison.
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Verb table
lace
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylace
he, she, itlaces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylaced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave laced
he, she, ithas laced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad laced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lace
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have laced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lacing
he, she, itis lacing
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you, we, theyare lacing
Past
I, he, she, itwas lacing
you, we, theywere lacing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lacing
he, she, ithas been lacing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lacing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lacing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lacing
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