lap up

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To consume by lapping

The cat's lapping up the milk in its bowl.

To revel in, to overtly enjoy

You could see she was pleased, she was lapping up the applause.

take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
If you say that someone laps up something such as information or attention, you mean that they accept it eagerly, usually when you think they are being foolish for believing that it is sincere. Their audience will lap up whatever they throw at them They just haven't been to school before. They're so eager to learn, they lap it up. see lap 6
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    läp ʌp


    /ˈlap ˈəp/ /ˈlæp ˈʌp/


    [ 'lap ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English lappe, from Old English læppa; akin to Old High German lappa flap.

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