Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lacing

3 senses of lacing

Sense 1
lacing -- (a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage)
       => liquor, spirits, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, strong drink -- (an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented)

Sense 2
lace, lacing -- (a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment))
       => cord -- (a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord")

Sense 3
beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking -- (the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows)
       => corporal punishment -- (the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lace

5 senses of lace

Sense 1
intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace -- (spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts")
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

Sense 2
braid, lace, plait -- (make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth")
       => weave, tissue -- (create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles")

Sense 3
lace -- (do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral")
       => weave, tissue -- (create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles")

Sense 4
lace, lace up -- (draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces")
       => tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")

Sense 5
spike, lace, fortify -- (add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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