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lap up


Definitions from WordNet

Verb lap up has 1 sense
  1. lap, lap up, lick - take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
    --1 is one way to drink, imbibe
    Sample sentence:
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Lap Up


"Lap up" is a phrasal verb that can be used as a verb or a noun. It has multiple senses and can be used in various contexts. The term generally refers to the action of drinking or consuming eagerly and enthusiastically. It can also be used figuratively to describe someone who enjoys or appreciates something to the fullest extent.

Senses and Usages:

  • 1. Verb - Literal: To drink or consume something quickly and eagerly. E.g., The thirsty dog lapped up the water from his bowl.
  • 2. Verb - Figurative: To enjoy or appreciate something immensely. E.g., The audience lapped up the comedian's hilarious jokes.
  • 3. Noun - Literal: The amount of liquid that one drinks by lapping. E.g., The cat only took a few laps up from the saucer.
  • 4. Noun - Figurative: An act of enthusiastic enjoyment or appreciation. E.g., The child's joyful laughter was a real lap up for her parents.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The kids eagerly lapped up their ice cream cones on a hot summer day.
  2. The sunbathers were lapping up the warm rays on the sandy beach.
  3. She always lapped up any opportunity to travel and explore new places.
  4. His words of encouragement were like honey to her ears, and she lapped them up.

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