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Lap Up

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Definition of the verb lap up

What does lap up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. take up with the tongue

Alternative definition of the verb lap up


  1. To consume by lapping
  2. [idiomatic] To revel in, to overtly enjoy

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

*lap up.' To wipe out; to put out ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

To lap up, to wipe out, put out of sight. Cot-lap (see ante). Lap-ear. 1. A student of a religious turn of mind. 2. A donkey. Lap-ful. 1. A lover or husband ; 2. an unborn child. Lapland. The society of women. Lapper. 1.

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary; Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, ... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words, ...together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Chartes, Writs, Old Records, and Processes in Law; ... Containing Many Thousand Words More Than Either Harris Philips, Kersey, Or Any English Dictionary Before Extant. To Wich is Added, a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration. The Whole Work Compil'd and Methodically Digested, ... By N. Bailey, Philologos (1757)

To LAP up, to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Numeral Words, by which All Difficulty in the Remembrance of Figures is Removed (1829)

With an Explanation of the Plan by William Henry Crook (LL.D.)

Lap up. Leap o'er. Lip to. Elope lest. Leap most. Loppest. Oily pore. Lip test. Lip loath. Lazy nest. Lappest. Eloper. Leap vast .

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century by James Orchard Halliwell (1855)


To lap up, to relinquish anything; to express in a ...

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Small photo of Waves lap up against the Banje Beach, a popular upmarket stretch of pebbled coast with stunning views of the old town of Dubrovnik.Small photo of Sandals resting on a peeled coconut as the ocean waves lap up onto the golden white sandSmall photo of Sweet and Savory Grilled Coconut-Rice Hotcakes. Pouring the flour mixture into molds placed on a hot stove. Wait for the meat to ripen, then lap up on the plate. Thai desserts called "kanom krok"Small photo of Shovel that was on the sand. Who are going to lap up the construction material.Small photo of 12 April, 2012. Paphos, Cyprus. Boats in the water lap up the sunshine as the tourist season begins.Small photo of Warm, crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea lap up against the Pearl of the Adriatic during spring time in the far southern corner of Croatias Dalmatia region.Small photo of The spoon are lap up the granola More...

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