lap against (something)

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lap against (something)

Of water, to break, beat, or splash gently against something, as due to a current or tide. I love sleeping out on my uncle's boat at night, with the waves lapping against the hull.
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lap (up) against something

[for waves] to splash gently against something. The waves lapped up against the shore softly. The waves lapped against the side of the boat all night long, and I couldn't sleep.
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And to the second, "I can hear the waves lapping against the ship, and the water rushing by.
In two hours several telegrams had reached the angry minister of a southern State reporting that all trace of a somewhat bruised Mahratta had been lost; and by the time the leisurely train halted at Saharunpore the last ripple of the store Kim had helped to heave was lapping against the steps of a mosque in far-away Roum - where it disturbed a pious man at prayers.
Imagine relaxing in bed to the soothing sound of the Welsh waves gently lapping against the dark blonde sand.
A couple of times we managed to drag ourselves 50 feet to the spa for an outdoor massage, with the sound of the waves lapping against the shore.
Take a guided tour and relax to the calm gentle sounds of water lapping against rocks whilst being amazed by the natural beaut y.
In addition to an estimated 9-cent impact from lapping against the 53-week fiscal 2016, management notes that the EPS guidance includes around 16 cents per share related to anticipated store manager compensation and training and other strategic investments, and about 9 cents per share for the combined effects of the early adoption of income tax changes for stock-based compensation in 2016, lower estimated share repurchases (about $450 million) and an expected charge for debt retirement.
The bottle may well have travelled for more than 692 miles from the Welsh capital to end up lapping against the side of a Danish fishing boat in the town of Frederiksvaerk.
About 8 inches of water was lapping against the front door, which was the only entrance with a seal strong enough to keep water out.
At around 6.30pm, we'll run the second session" -- which will also comprise two classes aimed at different levels -- "before closing with a sunset session of pranayama and deep relaxation, to the sound of the sea lapping against the shore." Now doesn't that sound like just what you need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life?
At night, the sounds of fish jumping and waves lapping against the hull, not the sound of the TV or traffic, will lull you to sleep.
I loved throwing open the windows at night, tucking into a hot dinner and listening to the canal lapping against our floating home.
The sight is commonplace these days: bright blue-green algae bloom scums on the surface of lakes or lapping against beaches, bringing with them foul odors, dire warnings against swimming, and shorelines strewn with rotting fish.
There's nothing more passionate than gondolas, picturesque bridges over canals, and gentle waves lapping against seawalls.
You and your loved one can enjoy a delicious Mediterranean set menu of citrus scallop carpaccio, beef tenderloin, or oven roasted seabream with champagne shellfish veloute, as you take in the serene surroundings and relish every morsel while listening to the sound of waves lapping against the shore.
However defiant Michael Price, 75, is refusing to leave his home in Northmoor - despite water lapping against the side of his house.