[ leys-uhp ]
/ ˈleɪsˌʌp /
anything that laces up, especially a boot with shoelaces that lace up from the vamp to the top of the boot.
having a lace that is laced up as a closure: a lace-up blouse.
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Origin of lace-up
First recorded in 1830–40; noun and adj. use of verb phrase lace up
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British Dictionary definitions for lace up
(tr, adverb) to tighten or fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces
(of footwear) to be fastened with laces
a lace-up shoe or boot
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Word Origin and History for lace up
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