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English noun: lacing

1. lacing (food) a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage

Broader (hypernym)booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink

2. lacing (artifact) a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)


Broader (hypernym)cord

Narrower (hyponym)bootlace, shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace, shoestring

Part meronymshoe

3. lacing (act) the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Synonymsbeating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

Broader (hypernym)corporal punishment

Narrower (hyponym)flagellation, flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping

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