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lace into

1. To tighten and tie up the laces of some clothing or equipment one or someone else is wearing. In this usage, a name or pronoun can be used after "lace" when talking about someone else. He laced into his boots and skated out onto the ice. Could you lace me into this dress? It's too tight to do it myself.
2. To verbally attack, berate, or upbraid someone. You need to stop lacing into the kids during practice like that, Tom. They're just doing soccer for fun. The president laced into the reporter for asking what he called a disrespectful question.
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lace up

To tighten and tie up the laces of some clothing or equipment one or someone else is wearing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used after "lace" when talking about someone else. He laced up boots and skated out onto the ice. Gosh this dress is tight. Could you lace me up? Make sure you've laced your shoulder pads up before heading out onto the field.
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lace (something) with (something)

1. To mix some substance, typically alcohol or drugs of some kind, into another, especially without the knowledge of other people. Often used in passive constructions. You're going to lace the punch with booze? Do you know how childish and cliché that is? When she woke up the next morning, her friend told her that her drink had been laced with kind of blackout drug, and they had all carried her home in a taxi to make sure she was safe.
2. To adulterate something, such as the truth, with something unnecessary or corrupting. Often used in passive constructions. The state-sponsored news network always laces stories with pro-government propaganda. I know you have this idea in your head about what happened, but remember that our memories are laced with all kinds of mistakes and fabrications.
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lace into someone or something

 and light into someone or something
Fig. to attack, devour, or scold someone or something. We laced into a big meal of pork and beans. The bully punched John once, and then John really laced into him. John lit into him with both fists.
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lace someone into something

to tighten the laces of something someone is wearing. Sally helped Billy lace himself into his boots. The maid laced Gloria into her corset.
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lace someone up

to tie someone's laces; to help someone get dressed in a garment having laces. Would you please lace me up? I can't reach the ties in the back. I laced up Sally, as she requested.
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lace something up

to tie the laces of something. Lace your shoes up, Tommy. Lace up your shoes.
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lace into

Also, light into. Attack, assail, as in He laced into me for arriving late, or She lit into him for forgetting the tickets. The first of these colloquial terms employs lace in the sense of "beat up or thrash," a usage dating from the late 1500s. The idiom with light dates from the late 1800s and stems from the verb meaning "descend."
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lace into

v.
To attack or assail someone: The captain laced into me for getting to practice so late.
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lace up

v.
1. To fasten shoes or clothing by tightening and tying laces: I laced up my skates before my lesson. We laced our hiking boots up before we headed out.
2. To tighten and tie the laces on someone's shoes or clothing: Come over here so I can lace you up. The assistant laced up the skater before the start of the competition.
See also: lace, up
References in classic literature ?
Mahtoree assured himself of the right position of his tomahawk, felt that his knife was secure in its sheath of skin, tightened his girdle of wampum and saw that the lacing of his fringed and ornamental leggings was secure, and likely to offer no impediment to his exertions.
The long dragline booms comprise a number of tubular chords with interconnecting lacings welded to the chords at cluster joints.
Draglines have long booms comprising a number of tubular chords with interconnecting lacings welded to the chords at cluster joints.
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The metal lacings consist of a series of loops applied to each end of the belt by hammering them into the belt material or using a special machine to press them into place.
He explains the mathematics of the most popular lacings and then jumps right into one-column lacings, including the longest and shortest, the means of calculating various short lacings and variations, the longest, strongest and weakest lacings, and then sums up in the indices with the related mathematics and loose ends such as history and fashions as well as advice as lacing to suit your foot problems.