ADJ. first, opening | final, last
VERB + LAP complete, do, run
LAP + NOUN record He set a new lap record.
PREP. on the … ~ He tripped and fell on the final lap.
PHRASES a lap of honour The silver medallist joined the winner in a lap of honour.
ADV. gently, softly
PREP. against The waves lapped gently against the side of the ship. | around The water lapped around his ankles. | over The freezing water lapped over her boots.