Definition of lap up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lap up

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Phrasal Verbs
  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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