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lace

2 verb
     
Related topics: Drink
lace2 [transitive]
1 also lace up to fasten something by tying a lace [= tie]:
Lace up your shoes or you'll trip over.
lace something to something
The canvas was laced to a steel frame.
2DFD to add a small amount of alcohol or a drug to a drink
lace something with something
coffee laced with Irish whiskey
3 written to weave or twist several things together
lace something together
Hannah laced her fingers together.

lace something with something

phrasal verb
1 to include something all through something you write or say:
He laces his narrative with a great deal of irrelevant information.
2

be laced with something

written to have some of a quality:
Iris's voice was heavily laced with irony.

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