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Definition of lap up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lap up

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

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  1. 1(informal) to accept or receive something with great enjoyment, without thinking about whether it is good, true, or sincere It's a terrible movie but audiences everywhere are lapping it up. She simply lapped up all the compliments.
  2. 2to drink all of something with great enjoyment The calf lapped up the bucket of milk.
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