lap up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theylap up
he/she/itlaps up
present participlelapping up
past tenselapped up
past participlelapped up
  1. 1
    to enjoy something and be keen to get more of it

    The jokes were crude but the audience were lapping them up.

  2. 2
    same as lap2 (sense 1)

    They lapped up their milk.

See also main entry: lap