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lap up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lap up take up with the tongue "The cat lapped up the milk","the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • lap up To accept or enjoy enthusiatically and uncritically.
    • lap up To take up (drink or food) with the tongue; to drink by licking up.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See lap (v. i.)


In literature:

All fell to lapping up the water as fast as they could.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
As he spoke he took up the hand which lay in her lap and held it for a moment clasped in his.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Sarah Tytler
Well, jump up into my lap.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
At any rate she leaped into Lucy's lap and curled her long length round just as the rope tightened and the bucket began to go up.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
In a moment, Corny, with some change in her hand, went quietly up to the yard and put the money in the queen's lap.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
His mother looked up from the pan of apples on her lap and smiled.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
You can come up close and lean on her shoulder or her lap.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Helen was there, curled up on a big bough, a book in her lap and a gray kitten playing around her.
"The Girl Scouts at Home" by Katherine Keene Galt
Dan picked up the air rifle and sat with it across his lap.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
He only dropped his head again, and with his pink tongue sought to lap up the moisture from the stones.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
To make an end-lap joint, place the members in their relative positions, faces up, and mark plainly.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Two of the biggest, handsomest peaches he dropped, one after the other, into the lap of Agnes' thick bath-gown as she held it up before her.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
Christie sat with the baby in her lap, while little Harry hung about her, begging to be taken up.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
Presently he rose, stretched himself, humped his back, and then jumped up on his mistress' lap.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
To Grace's wonder, she dropped the sample of pink chiffon in Betty's lap, as if it had lost all interest for her, and stood up.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Sheets were no longer left on the line all night, so he had to put up with lap robes.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
To their surprise, he not only lapped up the berries with keen satisfaction, but asked in plain bear language for more.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
I was once at the establishment of one in London, and I observed in a large room about a dozen little lap-dogs all tied up with strings.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
I eagerly lapped it up.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
She never moved her hands from her lap till her appointed guardian got up, leaving his cup half full.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad

In poetry:

Blue summer smoked on Bindo,
It lapped me warm in its waves,
And when that snake hissed up
Under the shower of leaves
"The Brown Snake" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
A lark lap up frae the daisied field,
An', O, but his sang was sweet;
His wee wings shook till the draps o' dew
Fell doon beside my feet.
"The Love-Lilt O' The Lark" by Alexander Anderson
The rich man deeit, an' they buried him gran',
In linen fine his body they wrap;
But the angels tuik up the beggar man,
An' layit him doun in Abraham's lap.
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
"Champeen," I sez to 'him.
"Wonderful popiler…
This 'ere Tregiller, 'e never showed up…
Phar Lap," I sez to 'im,
"Mus' be a wonder 'orse.
But this Tregiller run bad in the Cup."
"The Barber's Story" by C J Dennis
See French and Italian spread out on her lap ;
Then Dancing springs up, and skips into a gap ;
Next Drawing and all its varieties come,
Sewed down in their place by her finger and thumb.
"Accomplishment" by Jane Taylor
Ah! I shall kill myself with dreams!
These dreams that softly lap me round
Through trance-like hours in which meseems
That I am swallowed up and drowned;
Drowned in your love, which flows o'er me
As o'er the seaweed flows the sea.
"The Mystic's Vision" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

I'm a lucky, lucky guy this thing didn't come through (the window) and end up on my lap,'' he said.
In the new version, the Los Angeles MC offers his lap as a sub for Santa's, disses the commercialization of Christmas, and serves up some hate to Mel Gibson.
On the first lap, I sped up and used my left hand to yank the wheel left and right.
We met up with Dave and Bob and started up with a lap on the green trail.
Castroneves had to hold off Takuma Sato over the final 15 laps of Sunday's race to pick up his second win of the season.
There must be a team of executives within Microsoft lapping up Apple's current plight.
The racing has ended but NASCAR fans are revved up for "After the Lap, " which begins at 8 pm ET Thursday at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Long-distance runners lap up miles for the love of it.
Romney takes victory lap in Va. Mitt Romney sought to capitalize on the momentum from his first head-to-head match-up against President Obama at an energetic rally Thursday night in Virginia.
Up went the 59th lap .
The speedway takes a week off before wrapping up the season on Nov 5 with a $10,000 to win four cylinder race as well as a 50- lap open sportsman race.
Long-distance runners lap up miles for the love of it.
Journalists lap up iPhone 5 launch campaign.
Saftey crews clean up the wreck after an incident in the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 7, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama.
Cabral lined up beside Stoehr following the only caution on lap five.