lace up

lace-up

[leys-uhp]
noun
1.
anything that laces up, especially a boot with shoelaces that lace up from the vamp to the top of the boot.
adjective
2.
having a lace that is laced up as a closure: a lace-up blouse.

Origin:
1830–40; noun and adj. use of verb phrase lace up

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lace up
 
vb
1.  (tr, adverb) to tighten or fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces
 
adj
2.  (of footwear) to be fastened with laces
 
n
3.  a lace-up shoe or boot

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