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Drink: get one round ahead (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

lap

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Here is my best explanation:

I believe this is a double definition.

'drink' is the first definition.
(lapping is a kind of drinking)

'get one round ahead' is the second definition.
(in motor racing, for example)

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for lap that I've seen before include "Course circuit", "Lick", "Once around the course", "Scoop up with the tongue", "Circuit; drink", "Use tongue to drink; circuit", "One round of the track", "400 metres, typically", "Drink; lick" and "One round of the course".)

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