- 1[intransitive, transitive] to be fastened with lace; to fasten something with lace lace (up) She was wearing a dress that laced up at the side. lace something (up) He was sitting on the bed lacing up his shoes. see also lace-up
- 2 [transitive] lace something to put a lace through the holes in a shoe, a boot, etc. related noun lace-up
- 3[transitive] lace something (with something) to add a small amount of alcohol, a drug, poison, etc. to a drink synonym spike He had laced her milk with rum.
- 4[transitive] lace something (with something) to add a particular quality to a book, speech, etc. Her conversation was laced with witty asides.
- 5[transitive] lace something to twist something together with another thing They sat with their fingers laced.
NAmE//leɪs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lace
he / she / it laces
past simple laced
-ing form lacing