lap up

[lap up] {v.} 1. To eat or drink with the tip of the tongue.

Thekitten laps up its milk.

2. {informal} To take in eagerly.

Sheflatters him all the time and he just laps it up.

William isinterested in rockets and space, and he laps up all he can read aboutthem.

Syn.: EAT UP(3).