Definition of "lacing" []

  • Something that laces; a lace. (noun)
  • A touch of liquor added to a beverage or food. (noun)
  • Informal A beating or thrashing. (noun)
  • A course of bricks, stone, etc, for strengthening a rubble or flint wall (noun)

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  • A severe beating (esp in the phrase give someone a lacing) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lacing" in a sentence
  • "The New Meadowlands Stadium fans already have booed the 23-year-old, and cameras caught Mr. Coughlin lacing into Mr. Dodge last Sunday after his free kick — following a safety — barely went 50 yards."
  • "On Tuesday, VIBE caught up with the Tampa-based production trio-collectively, Rook, Kenny and Colione, who've made their name lacing Ross, Mary J."
  • "Mr. McNeill recalls lacing up a brand new pair of sneakers for a 100-mile race in 2004."