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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylap up
he/she/itlaps up
present participlelapping up
past tenselapped up
past participlelapped up
Related words
  1. 1
    same as lap

    They lapped up their milk.

  2. 2
    to enjoy something and be eager to get more of it

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

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