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Lap up   /læp əp/   Listen
Lap up

verb
1.
Take up with the tongue.  Synonyms: lap, lick.  "The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"






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"Lap up" Quotes from Famous Books



... are, Master Aleck," cried Tom, "and I warrant she won't leak a spoonful. There's the tide just beginning to lap up round the stern, so we'll get the rudder on again, step the mast, and put all ship-shape ready for a start, and if it's all the same to you I'll just light up my pipe at once, and smoke it as we get the tackle ...
— The Lost Middy - Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap • George Manville Fenn



Words linked to "Lap up" :   imbibe, lap, drink, lick



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